The TRB Committee on Visibility has maintained a continuing effort to disseminate information on critical visibility topics to individuals responsible for providing motorists with a safer highway environment. Toward this end, since 1968 the Committee has sponsored six conferences and symposia, the most recent of which was the Symposium on Conspicuity on the Highway, held in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 24-26, 1980. This Circular presents most of the papers presented at the Symposium. The purpose of the Symposium was to present state-of-the-art information on techniques, devices and principles that can be used to increase the highway user's ability to detect relevant objects in his environment, day or night. Ten papers were presented dealing with the principles of conspicuity and the conspicuity of vehicles, people and highway elements. Workshops were held at the close of the Symposium to summarize the information presented and the conclusions reached. Publication of this Circular makes available to a large number of interested professionals a summary of most of the ideas and concepts discussed at this meeting. (Author)

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  • Publication Date: 1981-5

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  • Accession Number: 00335154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-032 443
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM