FIXED ILLUMINATION AS A FUNCTION OF DRIVER NEEDS

Before the need for fixed roadway lighting can be determined, driver visual needs must be identified. This paper first discusses driver performance on the levels of positional, situational, and navigational tasks and relates these levels to visual information needs. Field studies were conducted to refine the visual needs and to determine the pattern and frequency of needs on both controlled-and non-controlled-access facilities. The results of these field studies are presented. The responses of study teams consisting of four professionals and four lay drivers are outlined, and generalizations were drawn from their questionnaire responses.

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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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    • Walton, Ned E
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 101-111
  • 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: 00129401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-017 803
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM