AN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF A DRIVER-CENTERED GUIDELINE FOR ROAD DESIGN

About 80% of highway crashes are attributable to human error, but this is not necessarily the fault of the driver. Driver errors are traced to a mismatch between the system design and driver capabilities. Advances in highway safety have been made by improving vehicles and highways; the focus is now on the linchpin of safe design, the human operator. In all countries, manuals and standards are used in highway design, the operation of traffic control systems, providing orderly vehicle movement and safety enhancement, and for the establishment of design and control parameters. Missing are manuals or standards on how the design and control parameters vary across the population of drivers, the type of highway, the presence or absence of traffic control, the type of driving aids, and how drivers perform. This paper describes an international effort to develop a driver-centered safety guideline to supplement existing design and traffic engineering manuals and illustrate how driver-centered design and control decisions can be implemented to make users' tasks safer. The development is estimated to take 5-8 years to complete.

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  • Authors:
    • Tignor, S C
    • Helmers, G
    • VAN DER HORST, R
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  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00796104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 13A, Part 2
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2000 12:00AM