Road users seem unable to adapt their driving behavior to decreased visibility, particularly in fog. Several multiple collisions often occur. This problem justifies a systematic description and analysis of the relationship between driving behavior in fog and traffic safety, and also the consideration of the countermeasures which can be taken. In the short term, better information and publicity should be provided about the problem to road users. Most importantly, clear specifications on traffic behavior should be provided, and special attention given to the control and enforcement of such specifications. The purpose of this should be a decrease in speed and an increase in following distances. Information about advisory speed directly related to visibility distance as is applied in the Northern part of France, is recommended. Furthermore, attention should be paid to the results of accidents and the care after accidents. On the long term a better control and guidance system for vehicles is recommended. This can be achieved in different phases, first on motorways, and later on main roads and other roads. An automatic traffic guidance system is foreseen for the longer term.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
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  • Authors:
    • Oppe, S
  • Publication Date: 1988


  • Dutch

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  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-89-49
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM