DRIVER-VEHICLE BEHAVIOUR ON INTERSECTION CURVES DURING DAY AND NIGHT

The data obtained in a previous 'restricted-path' driving experiment appear to provide the first comprehensive collection of detailed information on driver-vehicle behaviour over a range of curve geometries. However, these data were obtained on unsuper-elevated curves, with well-defined lateral boundaries, set out remote from trafficked roads. The present paper describes a validation study, carried out on actual intersection and interchange curves. The behaviour observed is found to be generally consistent with that revealed under the more closely controlled conditions of the restricted-path experiment. An exploratory investigation of the effect of night driving is also made. The results suggest that the control strategies employed by drivers were the same at night as during the day. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the 8th Conference of the Australian Road Research Board, Perth, Australia, August 23-27, 1976.
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    ARRB Group Ltd.

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    Australian Road Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Good, M C
    • Joubert, P N
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 15-25
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00164132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM