PASSING PRACTICES OF A SAMPLE OF MICHIGAN DRIVERS

AN INFORMAL STUDY OF PASSING PRACTICES AND NO-PASSING ZONE MARKING POLICIES WAS CONDUCTED. STRIKING EVIDENCE WAS FOUND OF RELATIVELY LOW FREQUENCY OF CORRECT DRIVING IN NO-PASSING ZONES. ALMOST A QUARTER OF THE SAMPLE APPEARED TO VIOLATE THE BIGINNING AND ALMOST A HALF THE END OF THE NO-PASSING ZONE. EXAMINATION OF THE OVERALL PATTERNS OF PASSING BEHAVIOR GIVES EVIDENCE OF A MUCH WIDER VARIETY OF BEHAVIOR THAN MAY BE ANTICIPATED IN DESIGN FOR TYPICAL, AVERAGE, OR IDEAL PATTERNS OF PRACTICE. FURTHER EXAMINATION OF THE PATTERNS LEADSTO THE POSSIBILITY THAT DRIVERS MAY MAKE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT INTERPRETATIONS OF THE MEANING OF ZONES THAN DO THOSE WHO DESIGN THEM.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 16-33
  • Monograph Title: Road-user characteristics
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM