The report offers a literature study dealing with visual perception and daytime running lights (DRL). In recent years, much discussion has focused on the issue of whether DRL should be introduced into the Netherlands as a rule of conduct. Arguments for and against were often proposed in relation to visual perception. One of the arguments expressed against DRL concerns the assumption that DRL would lead to glare. The Department of Road Transport (RDW) of the Ministry of Transport was interested what was actually meant by the term 'glare', when the phenomenon was present and whether there would indeed be question of glare with the introduction of DRL. As part of ongoing research into the possible effects of DRL on traffic safety SWOV is conducting on behalf of the Transportation and Traffic Research Division (DVK) of Rijkswaterstaat, the Department of Road Transport (RDW) has asked SWOV to conduct a literature study in order to obtain some insight into problems of glare.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB92-184779 and PB92-184787. Available only in the U.S.,Canada and Mexico. All others refer to Institute for Road Safety Research SWOV, P.O. Box 170, 2260 AD Leidschendam, The Netherlands.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
    The Hague,   Netherlands  2594 AW
  • Authors:
    • Hagenzieker, M P
  • Publication Date: 1990


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00627968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-90-43, HS-041 451
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1993 12:00AM