Prevention of Wrong-way Driving on Highways Using a New Road Sign: A Field Experiment

Every year there are accidents caused by vehicles traveling in the wrong direction on divided roads. While few in number, these accidents are usually very serious and attract considerable media attention. For ten years now studies and experiments have been carried out on France's freeway network, national highways and local roads. An experiment involving a new sign—a no-entry symbol on a yellow background—on exit ramps was carried out on selected roads in two French departments with the authorization of the dedicated short range communications (Road Traffic and Safety Department). The aim was to measure the impact of the new signing on the number of wrong-way incidents on the divided roads concerned. Although the number of infraction reports dropped by almost 40%, the data sample was very small and the results allow for no significant lesson drawing.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2014 11:39AM