WARNING DEVICES FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES--A LITERATURE REVIEW

LARMANORDNINGAR FOR UTRYCKNINGSFORDON--EN LITTERATURSTUDIE

The literature concerning the design, and the effects, of acoustical and optical warning devices for emergency vehicles was reviewed. The available results do not indicate a single clear-cut, "optimal", signalling device, but can at least be interpreted as indicating some possibilities for improvements of the present system. Due to some inherent disadvantages with conventional sound and light signalling it is suggested that, in order to obtain any major effects on the safety and effectiveness of emergency vehicles, some new measures and solutions should be considered.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • An English summary is provided.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute

    Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 25
    S-11428 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • DAHLSTEDT, S
  • Publication Date: 1991

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 45 p.
  • Serial:
    • VTI Rapport
    • Issue Number: 327
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6030

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 283
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM