TRANSVERSE PAVEMENT MARKINGS FOR SPEED CONTROL AND ACCIDENT REDUCTION

Speed and accident studies conducted before and after transverse pavement markings were placed ahead of a sharp curve having a high-accident history, indicated that pavement markings can be an effective speed-control measure and reduce accidents. The spacing of lines was intended to create an illusion of acceleration which would cause the driver to slow. At the single site studied, the obedience of drivers to this type of hazard warning was more effective than signing alone. Further uses of markings in this way may be warranted at locations where excessive speeds contribute to accidents. The length of roadway marked in this trial was 810 feet (247 m). Consideration should be given to increasing the distance in future installations. Although the striping tape performed satisfactorily, painted lines could be used as an alternate.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: KYP-72-40
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM