COMPREHENSION OF VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS FOR ROAD CONDITIONS

The aim of this study was to find out how different variable message signs (numerical, symbolic, and verbal) for poor road conditions are understood by road users. A sample of 139 drivers were interviewed for this purpose at service stations in different parts of Finland. A large amount of imaginary messaged were shown to the interviewees and they were asked to classify the signs with respect to their comprehensibility and preferability. The drivers found information about snow, slipperiness etc. very useful and many of them were prepared to pay to get a device providing such information installed in the vehicle.

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    TIELAITOS (FINNISH NATIONAL ROAD ADMINISTRATION)

    OPASTINSILTA 12 A
    HELSINKI,   Finland  FIN-00520
  • Authors:
    • Hirvenoja, E
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 30 p.
  • Serial:
    • TIELAITOKSEN SELVITYKSIA
    • Volume: 62
    • Issue Number: TIEL3200271E
    • Publisher: TIELAITOS (FINNISH NATIONAL ROAD ADMINISTRATION)
    • ISSN: 0788-3722

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • ISBN: 951-726-008-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM