ESTIMATING RELATIVE SPEED WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT

HET SCHATTEN VAN RELATIVE SNELHEID BIJ HET NACHTRIJDEN

The author discusses the problem that a driver at night has only two cues, according to which he has to judge his speed against that of the car in front: the angle between the rear lights and their intensity. Experiments lead to the conclusion that a driver who wishes to increase his speed is prone to choose too high a speed than appropriate, which brings about dangerous situations. /TRRL/

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    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Janssen, W H
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 22-24
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM