ESTIMATES OF THE LENGTH OF HIGHWAY GUIDELINES AND SPACES

Driving skills depend greatly upon efficient estimates of length and distance. The present study found that male and female subjects between the ages of 16-79 grossly underestimated the length of both the guidelines and the spaces between guidelines used on Massachusetts state highways when tested by memory and under actual driving conditions. It is proposed that this major illusion should be dealt with through driver education or through improvement of highway design.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Harte, D B
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Pagination: p. 455-460
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM