EVALUATION OF YELLOW-ON-BROWN ROAD SIGNS FOR THE ADIRONDACK PARK. ABRIDGEMENT

A study was made to determine whether highway signs which were yellow-on-brown (the Adirondack Park, New York, colors)-rather than white on green, blue or brown-would perform as well as those with standard colors. It was divided into two phases: an aesthetic appraisal (both by photographic documentation and an opinion survey) and measurements of visibility and legibility. The latter indicated that the new color scheme exceeded the accepted legibility standard of 6 m/cm (50 ft/in) of letter height during daylight. Furthermore, four-fifths of the drivers interviewed in an opinion survey in the Adirondack Park favored use of yellow-on-brown signs on park highways.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 6-9
  • Monograph Title: Traffic control devices, visibility and geometrics
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028264
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM