SIGNING FOR SAFETY AT ROAD JUNCTIONS

The author discusses how minor measures can be taken to improve safety at road junctions. It is known that visual indication of danger ahead will prepare a driver for possible emergencies, while the imposition of a speed limit for no apparent reason would not have the same effect. The author suggests that there is a case for the use of non-standard traffic signs, for which the minimum lettering size, distance/size relationship and questions of colour psychology could be standardized but the sign would otherwise be designed for the individual situation. If this is not possible, more use should be made of direction signs, traffic bollards and road markings, which, in addition to their primary function, would alert the approaching driver to possible danger ahead. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Baigent, N E
  • Publication Date: 1977-10-27

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  • Accession Number: 00177348
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM