STUDIES OF MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION ON LIGHTED AND UNLIGHTED RURAL HIGHWAYS IN NEW JERSEY

THE EFFECTS OF HIGHWAY LIGHTING ON THE MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES OVER 2-LANE, 3-LANE, AND WIDER RURAL HIGHWAYS ARE STUDIED. RESULTS SHOWED (1) HIGHWAY LIGHTING DOES NOT AFFECT TRAVEL SPEEDS; (2) CERTAIN NIGHT DRIVING PRACTICES WHICH TEND TO CAUSE ACCIDENTS ARE MEASURABLY REDUCED BY PROVIDING HIGHWAY ILLUNINATION; (3) MORE RESEARCH IS REQUIRED TO DEVELOP A DEVICE THAT WILL MEASURE SOME FACTOR THAT IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO A DRIVER'S NERVOUS TENSION AND TO ESTABLISH A RELIABLE CORRELATION THAT CAN BE USED IN EVALUATING THE MORE INTANGIBLE BENEFITS DERIVED FROM HIGHWAY LIGHTING. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 24, pp 513-534, 8 FIG, 16 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Normann, O K
  • Publication Date: 1945

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board (Unassembled)
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1971 12:00AM