THE LIGHT REQUIREMENTS OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS

The requirements for colour and intensity of light signals for controlling traffic are discussed. Colour (red, green and amber) must cater for drivers with abnormal colour vision. Research has indicated an intensity of 200 cd for a red signal viewed against the sky, increasing to 600 cd under high-speed situations. Blackboards behind signals improve viewing where there is a bright sky. (A). /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomson Publications (Australia) Pty Limited

    47 Chippen Street
    Chippendale, New South Wales 2008,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • FISHER, A J
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 43-44
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM