LANE POSITION MAINTENANCE BY AUTOMOBILE DRIVERS ON TWO TYPE OF HIGHWAYS

Lane position maintenance was studied by using a photoelectric device that, when mounted on an automobile, made it possible to record the vehicle's track in real-world driving. Twelve subjects were tested on four-lane and two-lane highways during the daytime. Results showed that, in general, the drivers tended to stay almost exactly in the centers of their lanes; and that dispersions of positions about the center in individual tracks were small in size and nearly normal in shape. More small oscillations near the center were recorded on the two-lane highway than on the four-lane highway, but otherwise driving patterns were almsot identical on the two. One of the most interesting findings was that intrasubject and intersubject variation were extremely small.

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    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • SOLIDAY, S M
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00097145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM