COMPREHENSION OF ROAD SIGNS FOR PARKING REGULATIONS

UTMAERKNING AV PARKERINGSREGLER. JAEMFOERELSE MELLAN OLIKA UTMAERKNINGAR AV LASTZON

Twenty-two inexperienced drivers participated in a laboratory test aimed at testing their comprehension of road signs for parking regulations. One of the road signs indicated that stopping was prohibited except for loading/unloading, the other three signs were variants of a sign, not yet in use, which was intended to indicate that stopping was prohibited except for trucks. The subjects, when presented with the road signs, wrote down on a piece of paper what they considered to be their meaning. They were told that the meaning may be the same for more than one sign but it was not mentioned that three of the signs were not in use. Of 22 subjects, 8 (37%) did not have complete knowledge of the road sign with the general meaning, 14 (64%), 15 (58%) and 12 (55%), respectively, did not report accurately the meaning of the other three signs. Those subjects who knew the meaning of the road sign with the general meaning made fewer errors for the other signs than the group as a whole, but the number of errors were still much larger than has been observed for other types of road signs for parking regulations. The most common errors were that the subjects indicated that stopping was prohibited without mentioning anything about any exceptions. (Author/TRRL)

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    Umeaa Universitet

    Trafik-Och Transportforskningsenheten
    Solna,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • GAERLING, T
    • Boeoek, A
    • LINDBERG, E
    • Saeisae, J
    • Waara, R
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00392753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM