Enhancing School Zone Safety: Case Studies in Puerto Rico using Driving Simulation

The objective of this research was to evaluate driver behavior when approaching a school zone and the effectiveness of a new combination of road signage and pavement markings. The strategy behind the use of new traffic control devices (TCDs) in the driving simulator was to evaluate their effectiveness in controlling drivers’ speeds. Two school zones located in the western region of Puerto Rico were used in a driving simulation experiment to compare the drivers’ performance in existing conditions and a new TCD configuration. A survey was conducted to explore drivers’ level of knowledge about TCDs in school zones to assist in the development of the simulation scenarios.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 122p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01712409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747131
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2019 7:44AM