COLOR-SPECIFICITY TO ENHANCE IDENTIFICATION OF REAR LIGHTS

Thirty male and 13 female licensed drivers were given a static reaction-time test for Donders Type B reactions to the onset of automotive rear lights. The lights were displayed as by conventional systems and by a new color-specific method referred to as the "Red Light Means Stop Approach." When subjects were instructed to regard all red colored light as brake-signal light, both incidence of identification error and reaction time decreased. Results support the hypothesis that addition of color specificity to rear lighting might prevent some rear-end collisions which occur under adverse driving circumstances.

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    Ammons Scientific

    P.O. Box 9229
    Missoula, MT  United States  59807
  • Authors:
    • Cameron, D L
  • Publication Date: 1995-6

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00730114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1997 12:00AM