SOME ERGONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO IMPROVING THE TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE SYSTEM

The principal findings of an analysis of accident mass data files, extensive panel discussions and a large scale survey of road users' understanding of traffic control devices are briefly reported. Ergonomic aspects of the issues requiring further research are discussed, including accidents at uncontrolled junctions and at stop and give way signs, driver behaviour at traffic signals, poor legibility of some signs, and lane-keeping. While no fundamental changes are likely to result, substantial gains in the safety, comfort and convenience of the traffic control device system may be anticipated for this reason. The number of the covering abstract of the conference is TRIS No. 396810. (Author/TRRL)

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    • Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Erogonomics
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ergonomics Society of Australia and New Zealand

    191 Royal Parade
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 

    Erogonomics Society of Australia and New Zealand

    191 Royal Parade
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Cairney, P
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00396815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM