MODERN TRENDS IN ROAD DESIGN FOR ENSURING TRAFFIC SAFETY

THE REPORT POINTS TO THE NEED FOR ROAD DESIGN TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS OF DRIVERS, NOT JUST THE DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF VEHICLES. THE FOLLOWING MEASURES ARE RECOMMENDED: (1) TO DECREASE SPEED OF TRAFFIC FLOW BY (A) USING TRAFFIC SIGNS PARTICULARLY IF THEY GIVE INFORMATION RATHER THAN JUST A SPEED LIMIT. (B) CHANGING CARRIAGEWAY WIDTH OR CHANNELISATION BY TREES, (C) INTRODUCING TRANSVERSE LINES ON THE CARRIAGEWAY WITH DECREASING DISTANCE BETWEEN THEM. (D) INFLUENCING ON DRIVERS OTHER SENSES EG. BY RUMBLE STRIPS. 2. TO INCREASE THE SPEED AND DECREASE FLUCTUATION BY MEANS OF (A) SMOOTH SPATIAL ALIGNMENT (B) VISUAL GUIDANCE (C) INCREASED PERCEIVED WIDTH.

  • Authors:
    • Bobkov, V F
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Accession Number: 00081088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-015 093
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM