RESULTS FROM SPEED STUDIES IN CONNECTICUT AND SOUTH CAROLINA

THIS IS A PROGRESS REPORT ON A COOPERATIVE PROJECT BETWEEN THE YALE INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RELATIONS AND THE PUBLIC ROADS ADMINISTRATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE DRIVING SPEEDS. STUDIES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED IN CONNECTICUT, SOUTH CAROLINA AND CALIFORNIA, BUT THE DATA FROM CALIFORNIA HAVE NOT YET BEEN ANALYZED. THE FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY APPLY TO DAYLIGHT TRAFFIC ON MAIN RURAL HIGHWAYS PRINCIPALLY ON WEEKDAYS. TWO OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS AFFECTING DRIVING SPEEDS SEEM TO BE: (1) DAILY TRIP DISTANCE, AND (2) AGE OF VEHICLE. OTHER FACTORS WHICH APPEAR TO HAVE A LESSER SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCE ON DRIVING SPEEDS ARE:(3) DRIVING EXPERIENCE, (4) PRESENCE OF PASSENGERS IN THE VEHICLE, AND (5)AGE OF DRIVER. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 20, pp 702 - 708, 7 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Desilva, H R
  • Publication Date: 1941

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 3-6, 1940
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM