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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated March 1980, PB80-203763. Prepared in cooperation with Maine Dept. of Transportation, Bangor. Materials and Research Div.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maine, Orono

    Social Science Research Institute
    Orono, ME  USA  04469

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lyles, Richard W
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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