AN EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE DO NOT ENTER SIGNS

Several alternative DO NOT ENTER signs were evaluated on the University of Massachusetts driving simulator. The alternative signs included both a three dimensional DO NOT ENTER sign and a combined ONE WAY plus NO RIGHT TURN sign (without the usual symbology). Participants made fewer wrong way entries when exit ramp terminals were posted with the combined ONE WAY plus NO RIGHT TURN sign than when they were posted with all other signs, including the standard two dimensional DO NOT ENTER plus ONE WAY sign. Note that the results apply only to daytime driving since the signs were evaluated only in that environment. It is recommended that additional tests be undertaken, both in the field and on the driving simulator, in order to better understand which combination of signs will reduce wrong way entries the most.

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  • Authors:
    • Fisher, Donald L
    • Collura, J
  • Publication Date: 1997-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00780265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTC-97-10,, Final Research Report
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1999 12:00AM