PROBLEMS OF HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING AT INTERSECTIONS

Drivers approaching intersections have only a short time interval to make multiple decisions such as their intended direction of travel, whether any other vehicle is likely to conflict with them, what signs they have to legally obey. This article elucidates ways in which this decision making is not optimized, concentrating on ways the environment can reduce the drivers' performance. Violation of general expectancy, of specific expectancy, and the consequences of information overload are the three factors considered. Examples in the New Zealand situation are given, including a dangerous intersection located at Tatuanui in the Piako County. /Author/TRRL/

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    Technical Publications Limited

    C.P.O. 3047
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Thomson, G A
    • Kammann, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 36-39
  • Serial:
    • NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 34
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
    • ISSN: 0028-808X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM