The possible safety benefits of enhanced road markings: A driving simulator evaluation

Horberry, Tim, Anderson, Janet and Regan, Michael A. (2006) The possible safety benefits of enhanced road markings: A driving simulator evaluation. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 9 1: 77-87. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2005.09.002


Author Horberry, Tim
Anderson, Janet
Regan, Michael A.
Title The possible safety benefits of enhanced road markings: A driving simulator evaluation
Journal name Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1369-8478
Publication date 2006-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.trf.2005.09.002
Volume 9
Issue 1
Start page 77
End page 87
Total pages 11
Place of publication Exeter, U.K.
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Subject 110705 Humoural Immunology and Immunochemistry
179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Abstract A comparison of the relative effectiveness under simulated wet night driving conditions of an enhanced road-marking system with commonly used highway markings was undertaken. Participants completed drives with both types of markings. A secondary mental arithmetic task was also employed in half of the conditions. Both objective and subjective data were collected. The results indicated that participants were better able to maintain lane position and speed with the enhanced markings than with the standard markings. A similar pattern was found for the subjective measures: workload was rated as lower for the enhanced markings; likewise, subjects reported the drives as being easier and were more confident in being able to drive safely when the roads displayed the enhanced markings. These findings point to a potential safety benefit from greater use of such enhanced roadway markings.
Keyword Road markings
Line markings
Driver behaviour
Simulation
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