FIELD TEST EVALUATION OF GAP-ACCEPTANCE OF DRIVERS AS A FUNCTION OF MOTORCYCLE FRONT LIGHTING

The purpose of this study was to provide additional cues to improve the conspicuity of the motorcycle, at night, as well as to provide better means of allowing drivers to infer speed and distance estimates of the approaching motorcycle. The essence of the approach taken was to increase the visual angle provided to the other motorists who would view the front of the motorcycle by incorporating two auxiliary lamps, one on each side of the headlamp. As a further test of this hypothesis, the comparison was also made of the gap-acceptance behavior of other motorists when the test vehicle was an automobile.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference held in Washington, D.C., 18-23 May 1980. Also published in HS-029 680, "International Motorcycle Safety Conference Proceedings. Volume 2, p 945-54. See also HS-029 584.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Motorcycle Safety Foundation

    780 Elkridge Landing Road
    Linthicum, MD  USA  21090
  • Authors:
    • Mortimer, R G
    • Schuldt, R C
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 700
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1984 12:00AM