REACTION TIME, VISUAL PERFORMANCE AND LIGHTING SPECIFICATIONS

In an effort to improve visual conditions and hence visual performance, lighting engineers have erected fixed lighting installations to (I) raise the general adaptation level of the driver and hence his sensitivity to vision, (II) provide light to reveal objects on the roadway or its surrounds, and (III) delineate the roadway by virtue of the line of luminaires. The effectiveness of this effort, for a certain standard of lighting, is evidenced by the decrease in the number and severity of collisions at night and its viability on a cost/benefit analysis. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the 13th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ergonomics Society of Australia and New Zealand

    Canberra, ACT,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • HALL, R R
    • FISHER, A J
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165689
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM