Variable message signs update (2004-2006)

This issue of Current Topics includes over 70 abstracts of reports, conference papers, books and journal articles which focus on the technology and design of variable message signs and the way in which drivers respond to them. Such signs are increasingly used to inform drivers of delays caused by, for example, congestion and roadworks; to advise drivers of weather conditions and consequent speed limits; to offer drivers information on parking space; to warn drivers using inappropriate speed; and to warn drivers of bends or accident black spots etc. Amongst the subjects covered are the style, size, legibility and content of the messages, use of pictograms, integration of variable message signs in traffic control systems, and case studies of actual installations. These items have been selected from the material added to the Transport Research Laboratory’s Library Database between 2004 and 2006. Much of the relevant English language published literature from the UK, USA, Australia and Europe is included; some of the non-UK literature is included courtesy of the OECD International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) database.

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    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom  RG40 3GA
  • Publication Date: 2007-1


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  • Accession Number: 01043404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 9:04AM