This article is a report on the Workshop on Traffic Management through signing held at the Australian Road Research Board, Vermont South, 17-19 October 1979. The object of the workshop was to acquaint engineers, and others interested in signing, with recent developments, including the extended use of symbols in place of verbal messages, the design of symbolic signs, problems of drivers in the perception of signs and how these might be overcome and the use of modern materials and methods in sign fabrication. The proceedings of the workshop have not been published. This article summarises the papers presented: Conspicuity of Road Traffic Signs (Cole, OL); Improving conspicuity at Night: Performance Characteristics of Retroflective Signing Material (Waltman, HL); Traffic Signs; The Problem of Poor Readers (Hoffmann, ER); Night-Time Legibility of Highway signs (Olson, PL); Determination of Need for Symbols (Sless, D); The design of symbolic signs (Bryant, JFM); Drivers' understanding of traffic signs (MacDonald, WA); Human Factors in Level Crossing Accidents (Wigglesworth, E); and Developments in Sign Fabrication Techniques (Dunne, FJ). Discussion of each paper is also summarised. (TRRL)

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  • Pagination: p. 59-64
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  • Accession Number: 00330719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM