COMMUNICATIONS AND THE LIGHTNING ENGINEER-50 YEARS OF GUIDANCE TO THE DRIVER

After a brief review of lighting development over the past 50 years, the level of activity of the driver and his needs are analyzed in some detail, and recommendations put forward having special regard to night driving, unforeseen hazards on the road, or failure of light sources. It is stressed that recruitment of lighting engineers has not kept pace with the increase in lighting of semi-urban and rural areas, or with the rapid growth of motorways, and the shortage of qualified staff is becoming acute. As an important means of communication, the author would like to see a greater part played by the Association of Public Lighting Engineers in setting up a technical committee to collect and monitor complaints of lighting inadequacy or failure. He sees the program for reorganization of local government as an opportunity to press for an active and unified structure with which to solve the mounting problems of efficient lighting and communication with drivers. Statistical tables, and a diagram showing a modified electronic pecu unit, illustrate the author's research into this subject, and the paper concludes with a report on the discussion between members of numerous local government representatives present. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Public Lighting Engineers

    78 Buckingham Gate, Westminster
    London SW1E 6PF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Duff, J T
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 137-147
  • Serial:
    • Public Lighting
    • Volume: 38
    • Issue Number: 163
    • Publisher: Association of Public Lighting Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM