AN EVALUATION OF WARNING AND REGULATORY SIGNS FOR CURVES ON RURAL ROADS. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The report summarizes the results of an experiment, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and carried out at the Maine Facility, which examined the effectiveness of several alternative sign configurations (both warning and regulatory) for warning motorists of a hazardous horizontal curve ahead in rural two-lane situations. The principal findings were that: in spite of relatively large decreases in speed in the vicinity of the curve, no sign configuration was found to be consistently more effective than another, nor could the cause of the speed decreases that were measured necessarily be attributed to the signs, per se.
- See also report dated March 1980, PB80-203763. Prepared in cooperation with Maine Dept. of Transportation, Bangor. Materials and Research Div.
University of Maine, OronoSocial Science Research Institute
Orono, ME United States 04469
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Lyles, Richard W
- Publication Date: 1980-5
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Hazards; Highway curves; Highway traffic control; Roads; Rural areas; Rural highways; Speed control; Traffic signs; Traffic surveys; Two lane highways; Warning signs; Warning systems
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00329020
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-80-008 Final Rpt., HS-030 295
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9401
- Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 21 1983 12:00AM