Facilitating the effectiveness of signs on roads

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAENG Transactions on Engineering Sciences - Special Issue of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2013 and World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013
Publishershers
Pages311-322
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Conference

TitleInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2013 under the World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013
PlaceUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3 - 5 July 2013

Abstract

Traffic signs are an integral part of road environments and failure to obey them has been shown to be a significant contributor to road accidents. This paper aims to summarize the status quo of traffic sign effectiveness research and also to emphasize what should be focused on in the future. First, a traffic sign processing model is proposed based on the Communication-Human Information Processing (C-HIP) model. In this new model, traffic sign information starts with the Recognition stage, flows through the Comprehension and Benefit-Cost Evaluation processes and ends with Behavioral response. A systematic review on the factors that affect the sign recognition and comprehension is given. It has been identified that sign design features (e.g. size), driving contexts (e.g. luminance level), and the driver characteristics (e.g. age) play significant roles. Finally, to enhance sign effectiveness, it is recommended that driver training and advanced in-vehicle technology are promising countermeasures. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

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Facilitating the effectiveness of signs on roads. / Zhang, T. R.; Chan, A. H S.

IAENG Transactions on Engineering Sciences - Special Issue of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2013 and World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013. shers, 2014. p. 311-322.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)