REAR LIGHT CONFIGURATIONS OF CARS EQUIPPED WITH A THIRD HIGH-MOUNTED STOP LAMP

ACHTERLICHT-CONFIGURATIES VAN PERSONENAUTO'S UITGERUST MET EEN DERDE HOOGGEPLAATST ACHTERLICHT

The present study investigates which lay-out factors have an impact on the effectiveness of the centre high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL) during day and nighttime conditions. In particular, the study evaluates the effect of a vertical separation between the CHMSL and the horizontal plane of conventional stop lamps and the effect of a single strip of lamps over the whole rear side of the car (one extended stop lamp). While performing a laboratory tracking task, subjects responded to a brake light configuration by depressing a brake pedal. Reaction time measures (speed and accuracy) indicated that a CHMSL located at high locations, away from the horizontal plane of the other rear lights, gave a better performance than a CHMSL located adjacent to the horizontal plane of the other rear lights. (A) For the covering abstract of the report see IRRD 874607.

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    RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN, VERKEERSKUNDIG STUDIECENTRUM

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  • Authors:
    • Theeuwes, J
    • ALFERDINCK, JWAM
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00715798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 90-6807-293-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM