In January 1974, the Transport and Road Research Laboratory installed 12 miles of anti-dazzle fence on the M6 motorway. This report examines the impressions and reactions of the public to the anti-dazzle fence as a driving aid and also as an environmental intrusion. Chapter 1 consists of the introduction, and chapter 2 looks in detail at the people interviewed; the type of vehicle they travelled in, their mileage, their experience of the M6, as well as more personal attributes like age and sex. These are some of the variables that will be related to different attitudes towards the anti-dazzle fence. Chapter 3 discusses how many travellers noticed the fence and knew what it was for and what kinds of travellers were most likely to be aware of it. Chapter 4 looks at drivers' and passengers' attitudes towards the visual aspects of the fence. The next two chapters are concerned only with the effect of the fence on driving and therefore discuss just the two samples of drivers. The first of these discusses the problem of dazzle on motorways, particularly the experimental stretch of M6 and the extent to which drivers feel the anti-dazzle fence is effective. The way that the fence may affect the use of headlights, the fast lane and driving speeds are the subject of chapter 6 which also looks at the drivers' views on the fence as an alternative to lighting on motorways and their ideas about its safety value. The results of the survey are drawn together in the concluding chapter.

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    • Report completed by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty's Stationery Office

    Atlantic Ho, Holborn Viaduct
    London EC1P 1BN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dunnell, K
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00159846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SS1058 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM