The available literature on the relationship between roadside advertising and traffic crashes was reviewed. There was conflicting evidence on the extent to which roadside advertisements might contribute to crashes by distracting drivers or inhibiting their perception of traffic signs and signals. However, roadside advertising has the potential to interfere with the public use of roadways, and therefore should not go without some control. Posts supporting advertising signs may also pose a physical threat to straying vehicles, especially within 10 metres of the edge of the carriageway. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    New South Wales Dept of Motor Transport, Australia

    Rothschild Avenue, Roseberry
    Sydney, New South Wales 2018,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Croft, P G
    • Nix-james, D R
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TARU Res. Note 5/77 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM