TESTING AND EVALUATION OF A NEW HYBRID PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SIGN

Safety for pedestrians and bicyclists crossing streets is a concern for all traffic engineers tasked with the identification and control of the crossings. Many jurisdictions have programs of installing pavement markings and signs to increase crossing visibility. New hybrid crossing signs are proposed as replacements for harder-to-understand current signs. Comprehension of several types of signs was evaluated, which lead to the conclusion that there is a low driver understanding of the signs. To address this problem, a new sign has been designed in a manner similar to the stop, yield and signal ahead symbol signs. Testing on the new hybrid signs showed that comprehension levels nearly doubled. It is recommended that these new signs be used as partial replacements for current pedestrian, bicycle and school crossing signs.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 118-122

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 22 1995 12:00AM