RESTRICTING INTERSECTION VISIBILITY TO REDUCE APPROACH SPEEDS

A rural intersection in New Zealand with a high rate of injury crashes was subjected to field tests of a visual restriction treatment to test a human factors analysis of the crashes that suggested that most of the crashes were the result of anticipatory decision-making occasioned by visual characteristics of the approach to the intersection. The effectiveness of a visual restriction treatment directed at eliminating drivers' anticipatory decision making is examined. Results show that the treatment was visually acceptable to most drivers using the intersection and did not affect its perceived safety. Follow-on analyses compared speed data before the treatment and 2. 21, and 37 weeks after the treatment; the analyses showed that approach speeds remained low; and no crash resulting in serious injury or death has occurred at the intersection since installation of the treatment to the present time.

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    Elsevier

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    Kidlington, Oxford  United Kingdom  OX5 1GB
  • Authors:
    • CHARLTON, S G
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00962974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2003 12:00AM