IMPLEMENTING RESEARCH RESULTS I

In considering implementation of research dealing with lighting for night driving, the author suggests the use of polarized headlighting. The problem of misaim is alleviated by expansion of the headlight beam. The trend toward increasing average age of drivers indicates that glare disability, which increases with age, will become an even greater problem. Research is called for to investigate the potential for glare reduction by use of polarized headlighting. Though the vehicle and fuel consumption costs would be greater, it is felt that the increased expenditure would be compensated for by improved night driving safety.

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    • Presented at a symposium conducted by TRB, September 4-6, 1974 at Ohio State University, and sponsored by TRB, Illuminating Engineering Research Institute, Ohio University and Ohio Department of Transportation. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    Transportation Research Board (TRB)

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    • Baker, Charles A
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 112-113
  • Monograph Title: Driver visual needs in night driving: proceedings of a symposium conducted by the Transportation Research Board, September 4-6, 1974
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  • Accession Number: 00129394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-017 803
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM