SIGNPOSTING IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES; PRESENT PRACTICE AND AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH

TRAFIKKSKILTING I NORDEN; EN ANALYSE AV DAGENS PRAKSIS OG EN ALTERNATIV FAGLIG TILNAERMING

The project is based on the hypothesis that the signing rules in the Nordic countries do not fully take into account the road users' need for information, given the limited capability of drivers to treat the information they receive. Several road sections which presumably represented problems for the road users and the signing experts were selected. Signing engineers, traffic psychologists and driving instructors with their different professional approaches were asked to carry out the signing of the selected road sections. An analysis of the different solutions shows that the existing rules and the current signing practices to a certain degree take into account the psychological principles which are used by the psychologists, but that this is done in a sporadic and an inconsistent manner.(A)

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    Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics

    Gransesvingen 7, P.O. Box 6110, Etterstad
    Oslo,   Norway  N-0602
  • Authors:
    • Midtland, k
    • MUSKAUG, R
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • Norwegian

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Serial:
    • TOEI RAPPORT
    • Issue Number: 266
    • Publisher: Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics
    • ISSN: 0802-0175

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Norwegian Road Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 82-7133-904-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM