ARE YOUR ROADS SAFE AT NIGHT?
This article discusses the history, reflection characteristics, and current efforts at standardization of retroflective materials and the extent to which they contribute to driving safety at night. These materials are used on roadway signs and other roadside objects, as well as on garments of pedestrians and maintenance workers, to enhance nighttime visibility. Several figures are included to aid in illustrating principles of optics, reflectivity, and color spectral phenomena that must be considered in designing and standardizing retroflective materials.
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- Rennilson, J J
- Publication Date: 2000-2
- Features: Figures; Photos; References;
- Pagination: p. 26-29
- TRT Terms: Highway safety; Luminescence; Night visibility; Night vision; Pedestrian safety; Reflectorized materials; Reflectorized road markings; Retroreflection; Retroreflectivity; Retroreflectors; Traffic safety; Traffic signs by characteristics
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I85: Safety Devices used in Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00789491
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 21 2000 12:00AM