A proposal to improve driver observance at traffic signals

This paper was tabled at a meeting of the Traffic Authority of NSW on 26 July 1979. The paper attempts to analyse the process or system involving the driver, the vehicle, the road environment and the laws governing the situation when the traffic signal changes from green through yellow to red. Based on this analysis the paper proposes: a) a revision of the law relating to the yellow signal; b) an extension of the yellow period; c) a special enforcement effort against drivers "running the red"; d) widespread publicity to these three measures; and e) a review of the effectiveness of the proposed changes, especially in respect of the extended duration of the yellow interval. The full text of the paper is reproduced as Appendix A to this report to the Traffic Authority of NSW by the interdepartmental working group on driver observance of traffic light signals.

  • Authors:
    • Messiter, G F
  • Publication Date: 1980-5


  • English

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  • Pagination: 5P

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  • Accession Number: 01438925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:55PM