SEVEN EXPERIMENT DESIGNS ADDRESSING PROBLEMS OF SAFETY AND CAPACITY ON TWO-LANE RURAL HIGHWAYS. VOLUME IV: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN TO DEVELOP AND EVALUATE REMEDIAL AIDS TO URBAN DRIVERS OF SLOW MOVING VEHICLES ON A GRADE

Accidents between vehicles traveling in the same direction represent a large proportion of all traffic accidents. Past studies have shown that as the speed differential between two vehicles traveling in the same direction increases, the accident rate soars. This speed differential is commonly found with a large vehicle ascending a grade being overtaken by a faster vehicle. In this volume, an experimental design was developed to evaluate a series of active and passive warning devices, including roadside and vehicle-mounted devices. A state-of-the-art survey and bibliography are included. A questionnaire, designed to appraise motorists' reactions to these devices, is appended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 3, PB-284404, and Volume 5, PB-284409. Also available in set of 8 reports PC E15, PB-284 401-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    KLD Associates, Incorporated

    47 Mall Drive, Suite 8
    Commack, NY  USA  11725-5717

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • King, G F
    • Abramson, P
    • Cohen, J W
    • Wilkinson, M R
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FHWA-78-2-IVFinal Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-992
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1979 12:00AM