A PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF DEVICES FOR PREVENTING LANE DRIFT AND RUN-OFF-ROAD ACCIDENTS
Accident data indicates that drowsiness play a substantial role in single-vehicle run-off-road accidents. Shoulder rumble strips were chosen on a concurrent research project as a means of alerting a drowsy driver of incipient departure from the roadway. The concurrent project provided three different types of rumble strips at four locations. Results indicated that paving asphalt-aggregate ribs produced the greatest arousal of a drowsy driver. However, in any case arousal did not last longer than about five minutes. Average angle of departure from the traveled way was about three degrees. All of these results are discussed relative to the run-off-road accident problem together with the use of different shoulder treatments as potential countermeasures.
Human Factors Research, Incorporated6780 Cortona Drive
Goleta, CA United States 93017
Washington, DC United States 20590
California Division of Highways1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA United States 95814
- O'Hanlon, J F
- Kelley, G R
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Pagination: 114 p.
- TRT Terms: Countermeasures; Drowsiness; Electrocardiography; Electroencephalography; Evaluation; Galvanic skin response; Heart rate; Highway design; Highways; Personnel performance; Physiology; Prevention; Ran off road crashes; Recommendations; Road shoulders; Rumble strips; Safety; Safety equipment; Single vehicle crashes; Sleep; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Experimental data; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Arousal; Performance human
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Pavements; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00091423
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: TR-1736-F Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM