DRIVER EDUCATION FOR SAFER TRAVEL ON HIGHWAYS BY PAVEMENT MARKING

Rear end collisions occur frequently on high speed roads, even in good weather conditions. Very often these accidents result because the gap or headway between vehicles is inadequate under the prevailing conditions; drivers are misjudging the available and required distances. This paper reviews the existing rules for safe headways, and proposes a method of special pavement marking which has been tested in France. Marks are painted on the highway at regular intervals, and the driver has to perceive a certain number of these markings (depending on speed and weather, as indicated on special traffic signs) between himself and the preceeding car, in order to drive safely. Limited surveys carried out in France have shown positive results. It is recommended that tests of these pavement markings be conducted in Canada as an inexpensive measure that could significantly contribute to safer highways. (a) for the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 807201.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • BAASS, K G
  • Publication Date: 1988

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00487575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM