In this research, an analysis was undertaken concerning what kind of influence the components of the roadscape have on the driver's visual-perceptual mechanism, using momentary exposure experiments. The roadscape is complicated but has very little content, while the natural landscape is simple but has an abundance of content. Generally, a roadscape in which buildings are conspicuous is given a low evaluation, and when there is noticeable greenery, it is highly evaluated. The conspicuous components of the roadscape are the pavement, the skyline of roadside trees or buildings, and other objects at the roadside. Usually, they are visually perceived in this order, but there are some cases in which this generalization is not applicable, so that the objects at the roadside rank high in conspicuousness.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 3-14
  • Serial:
    • IATSS Research
    • Volume: 7
    • Publisher: International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
    • ISSN: 0386-1112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 481
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1984 12:00AM