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IT IS ESTIMATED THAT AN OBSTRUCTION TO VISION CONTRIBUTED TO ONE OUT OF EVERY EIGHT MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS. IN THESE, VISION WAS OBSCURED BY OBJECTS ON THE CAR IN FORTY PERCENT OF THE CASES AND STATIONARY OBJECTS SUCH AS TREES AND BUILDINGS IN THIRTY PERCENT OF THE CASES. THE REMAINDER WERE OTHER CASES, SOME MOVING, SOME PARKING, AND A FEW INSTANCES OF GLARE. TO THESE MUST BE ADDED AN UNDETERMINED NUMBER OF CASES WHERE, THROUGH INATTENTION, DISTRACTION, OR OTHER CAUSE, THE VISUAL STIMULUS WHICH FELL UPON THE FAILED TO 'REGISTER', THAT IS, IT FAILED TO BE PERCEIVED AND INTERPRETED. KNOWLEDGE OF MAN'S CAPABILITY FOR VIEWING IN TERMS OF EXTENT WHEN OPERATING A MOVING VEHICLE, HIS VIEWING HABITS OR PATTERNS, AND HIS RESPONSE BEHAVIOR, IS ESSENTIAL AS THE BASIS FOR SPECIFYING AND PROVIDING FOR HUMAN REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLE DESIGN, HIGHWAY PLANNING, AND

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  • Accession Number: 00222993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 7 1994 12:00AM