LIGHTING ROADWAY SAFETY REST AREAS

The intent of this report is to provide a standard reference for those concerned with the exterior lighting design of safety rest areas. All such areas that are open at night should be lighted. The vision of the motorist traveling along an unlighted main highway or in the rest areas should not be disturged by glare or spill light from luminaires placed adjacent to the roadway within the rest areas. While traversing the entire length of the adjacent area, the motorist should be able to discern any vehicle leaving the rest area, as well as the traffic moving along the main roadway. Illumination of both automobile and truck parking areas should be desigend so that the motorist can distinguish features of the area, as well as discern pedestrians moving about the area, while still within the vehicle. During the normal burning hours of the system, areas which are unattended should be placed on a periodic visual inspection system at least once a week. /HRIS/

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Illuminating Engineering Society

    120 Wall Street, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10005-4001
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM