A new school sign was designed with the aims of accentuating the regulatory 40 km/h limit applicable to school zones and decreasing maintenance costs. The evaluation study was planned in three parts; namely, controlled before and after speed surveys inside school zones, before and after roadside driver interviews and analysis of relative maintenance costs. The major results were: 1) a significant increase in the proportion of drivers who associated a 40 km/h speed limit with the new sign; 2) a significant increase in the proportion who regarded the new sign as being a specific warning sign; 3) a non-significant reduction in mean speeds due to the new sign; 4) a reduction of two- thirds in maintenance costs. In view of these results the new sign will be phased in statewide, as funding permits. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tasmania Transport Commission

    1 Collins Street
    Hobart, Tasmania,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Champion, P A
    • Perry, NRF
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00342241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM