Traffic sign comprehension : A review of influential factorsand future directionsforresearch

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 publicationLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages1026-1030
Volume2203
ISBN (Print)9789881925268
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2013

Publication series

Name
Volume2203
ISSN (Print)2078-0958

Conference

TitleInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2013, IMECS 2013
PlaceHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period13 - 15 March 2013

Abstract

Traffic signs are effective only when users clearly understand their meaning. This paper reviews recent studies concerning traffic sign comprehension and finds that unsatisfactory comprehension is a common problem for drivers in many countries. The influence of user characteristics and sign cognitive features on understanding levels are summarized and discussed. While the positive relation between comprehension level and educational background is confirmed by various researchers, conclusions about effects of other factors are not unanimous. Finally, possible future traffic sign comprehension research topics and directions for future research are proposed to fill the present knowledge gap.

Research Area(s)

  • Sign cognitive feature, Traffic sign comprehension, User characteristic

Citation Format(s)

Traffic sign comprehension : A review of influential factorsand future directionsforresearch. / ZHANG, Tingru; Chan, H.S., Alan.

Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science. Vol. 2203 Newswood Limited, 2013. p. 1026-1030.

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