HUMAN FACTORS IN HIGHWAY DESIGN AND OPERATIONS

Key Positive Guidance principles leading to design and operational suitability include: Driver Reception and Use of Information, based on an "information-decision-action" driving task model; Information Handling Characteristics, predicated on driver "single channel" attributes; Decision Sight Distance to provide a margin for error in a cluttered environment; Driver Expectancy and Design Consistency in design and operations, and Driver Error reduction through proper design and operational procedures and information presentation. Given the present situation of limited resources, the highest pay-off for the application of human factor considerations is to enhance the operations and safety of existing arterials, city streets, and rural roads.

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  • Accession Number: 00387404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1984 12:00AM