MOTORIST UNDERSTANDING OF SELECTED WARNING SIGNS

Evidence suggests that more traffic crashes and more tort liability cases are the result of growing confusion over the meaning of many traffic control devices, particularly among the elderly and certain ethnic groups. This article describes a study of motorist understanding of selected warning signs currently in use in Kansas. The objectives of the study were to assess public understanding of certain warning signs currently in use in Kansas, and if appropriate, make specific recommendations to improve public comprehension of these signs through education programs and/or changes in certain warning signs. Twenty-five warning signs were identified as the most appropriate to include in the survey of Kansas motorists. This article reports on the survey instruments, the sampling plan, the limitations of the study method, a summary sample, results from the multiple-choice questionnaire, and results from the open-ended questionnaire.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Stokes, R W
    • Rys, M J
    • Russell, E R
  • Publication Date: 1996-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00729972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 9 1997 12:00AM