HUMAN FACTORS HIGHWAY SAFETY PRODUCTS

At the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) an intensive product development and implementation program for human factors research findings is underway, and this Human Factors track of ITE sessions is one step in that program. By presenting human factors findings to potential users, the utility of applying human factors research can be explained. By listening to the users, human factors researchers can determine the kinds of issues that are important and the most useful methods of getting that information out to the necessary people. FHWA's Human Factors Highway Safety research program consists of three main tracks. The Improved Highway Travel for an Aging Population component is evaluating a wide variety of highway design and operational standards to assure they meet the needs of all drivers. The Driver Characteristic Component addresses basic performance issues related to drivers including perception of highway hazards and decision making skills. The Highway Design Influence on Driving Behavior component evaluates the interaction between drivers and highway characteristics.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 592-596

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713843
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1995 12:00AM