Experiments are described, the purpose of which was to determine the shape of a traffic signal arrow which would have high visibility both day and night and would be resistant to blur and "irradiation". The first two experiments, conducted in the laboratory, enabled a set of arrows to be chosen on the basis of contrast and blur. The third experiment, using the current designs of traffic lanterns, explored the effects of intensity, size, day versus night conditions, color and lens pattern as well as arrow shape on visibility under practical conditions.

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    • Proceedings of the Eighth Conference, August 23-27, 1976, held at the University of Western Australia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Road Research Board

    P.O. Box 156
    Nunawading, Victoria 3131,   Australia 

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Bryant, JFM
    • Smith, G
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  • Publication Date: 1976-8

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 36-58
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 8

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  • Accession Number: 00148450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM