PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN HIGHWAY DESIGN AND TRAFFIC CONTROL PROBLEMS: EVALUATION OF DESIGN DATA FOR CROSSOVER DISTANCES

THE RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF A RESEARCH PROJECT DESIGNED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE DRIVER BEHAVIOR CHARACTERISTICS EXHIBITED IN CROSSING OVER FROM ONE HIGHWAY LANE TO THE NEXT ADJACENT ONE COULD BE EVALUATED FOR GUIDANCE IN DESIGN PROBLEMS. THE METHODS USED IN THE FIELD AND IN THE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS WERE INTENTIONALLY MADE AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE SIMILAR PROJECTS ON THE PART OF HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS WITH LIMITED RESOURCES AND PERSONNEL. THE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE 1472 VEHICLES OBSERVED, AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 15 AND 65 MILES PER HOUR, INDICATE A REMARKABLE CONFORMANCE TO A REGULAR LAW. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 21, pp 207-220, 16 FIG, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Spears, S M
    • Loutzenheiser, D W
    • Moyer, R A
  • Publication Date: 1942

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, December 2-5, 1941
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 6 1971 12:00AM