The purpose of this paper is to examine warning systems and emergency vehicle identification from an ergonomic viewpoint. That is to relate the practice of the engineering design of relevant aspects of emergency vehicles to the psychological and physical characteristics of human sensory systems and perceptional mechanisms. Lighting systems must be set out with regard for the shape and configuration of the vehicle, its use, and the lighting equipment already fitted. Warning light equipment must be co-ordinated with standard lights on the vehicle, and the correct operation of this by users should be ensured. Planning the vehicle's colour scheme is also important and it must be carefully considered with due regard for the vehicle's use, the particular nature of common background conditions and any colour coding scheme that is developing. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    New South Wales Dept of Public Works, Australia

    Philip Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Green, D A
  • Publication Date: 1978-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM