HUMAN FACTORS ISSUES IN TRAFFIC SIGNING. FINAL REPORT

This work reports results of an experimental program on human factors issues in traffic signing. The first task examines the problems associated with the programming of signs for evaluation of driver response in simulation. It is concluded that growing technical tools permit traffic engineers to test proposed signage, and avenues of implementation are given. The second task examines driver response in simulation to multiple real-world signs. It is concluded that while much effort is given to distinguishing the utility of individual signs, multiple signs in combination produce more complex decrements. Recommendations are made as to maximum sign density. The final task provides an assessment of signage in future IVHS driving environments. It points to the role of signage as a component of communication. A list of issues for future signage implementation is given for consideration as the Department moves to provide safe and efficient transport for the people of Minnesota into the 21st century.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    HumanFIRST Program, 111 Church Street, SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Office of Research Administration, 117 University Avenue
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Authors:
    • Hancock, P
  • Publication Date: 1994-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN/RC-94/33
  • Contract Numbers: Mn/DOT 68429
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1995 12:00AM