HUMAN FACTORS IN HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY RESEARCH. CHAPTER 6. DRIVER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

In this chapter the author reviews the research undertaken to evaluate current and future systems for communicating to the driver the information he needs using methods and traffic control devices that are based on awareness of man's ability to process information. Motorway information requirements are outlined (the need for accurate interpretation, continuity between signs, advance notice of decisions to be made, relateability of signs to other sources of information such as maps, prominence of signs, and signing for unusual manoeuvers), together with traffic control devices at road-railway crossings, including rumble strips. In addition, the use of symbols or pictographs on traffic signs, and information from traffic signals are discussed, and their design is assessed. Details are given of detours and construction zone warning principles, information functions of highway markings, changeable message signs, radio messages to drivers, roadway aesthetics, and holographic images. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated

    111 River Street
    Hoboken, NJ  United States  07030-6000
  • Authors:
    • Hulbert, S
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00262552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Textbook
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM