This list shows all the Expert witnesses on the British Expert Witness Register that have claimed to be experts on road traffic signs. Road traffic guidance signs are effective only if drivers can recognise them. Motorists depend on road signs for guidance during the entire journey, particularly through a work zone.
Improperly placed signs in construction zones can obscure the drivers’ vision, or leave drivers with inadequate time to react in times of congestion. Traffic management signage that typically identifies that work is underway may not be sufficient, because different drivers may experience the overall statements differently, with varying levels of caution and driving speeds.
An investigation is needed to assess the effectiveness of advanced road signage in reducing crashes at signalized intersections, especially among older drivers. The purpose of the present study was to assess the safety effectiveness of advanced street name signs at signalized intersections, measured as the rate of crashes within a distance of 228.75 m (750 ft) from the intersection.
Results across the three states combined were relatively consistent, suggesting that there was a statistically insignificant reduction in crashes as the advanced street name signs were implemented. The disaggregated analyses suggest that advanced street name signs are likely to be most effective on the main roads in tri-legged junctions, and also in locations that have a relatively high average annual daily traffic volume (AADT) or an expected high crash volume. If advanced street name signs are implemented, the sample-size analysis indicated the specific conditions that should receive priority because of the relative effectiveness of the strategy (along the major road at three-legged intersections and locations with relatively large AADT).
The study also examined the effects of advanced street name signs for particular types of crashes and different configurations of intersections (e.g., three-legged vs. four-legged intersections). Factor analysis was successfully used to investigate specific effects of various impact factors, as well as an assessment model of advanced signal identification, using a convenience sample of drivers from the city of Nanjing, China. In a second phase, the estimation model for guide sign recognition was developed according to the weights of the various factors.
Based on the model and the scores from evaluation indices a composite assessment score was obtained for two guide signs. Despite success in uncovering the importance of various influential factors and establishing the evaluation model for the recognition of the guide signs, several limitations exist concerning the experimental designs used in the present study. The significance of various influence factors remains unknown, and there has been very little investigation on evaluating guide sign recognition.
The purpose of the present study is to discuss the importance of various factors and evaluation methods for guiding sign recognition. The goal of this study is to establish the theoretical and methodological foundations to evaluate both the traditional and alternative sign designs. Experts in human factors and ergonomics evaluated 31 conventional and 68 alternative traffic control supplies, according to the principles of ergonomics in sign design.
The results provided the following helpful insights to aid researchers in understanding the factors that influence sign acceptance of guidance signs and in proposing effective measures. The findings were only valid about guide signs of general roads; that is, no other roads were included in the study.
Marketed by an American firm, the smartphone-based app is called EnLighten, and it is available for urban areas with centralized junctions for traffic lights. One of the latest pieces of the suite is an app that provides help at stoplights, telling drivers when they should pull over, and how long until they are allowed to pull over. No British city has a fully connected network of traffic lights currently, a system introduced in some US cities, as well as cities including Christchurch, New Zealand, where Dr Wilson is from. The intent is to make drivers look up again to real traffic signals and go when they turn green.
Traffic Investigations operates state-owned sidewalk markings and more than 70,000 state-owned traffic signs via projects and work orders, making sure that they convey critical information to drivers to ensure that they reach their destinations safely. Traffic Investigations also conducts engineering studies on speed limits and other traffic regulations to support the Transportation Commission, assists cities and towns with questions about signs, lines, and traffic safety, and conducts street safety reviews. A Drug Recognition Expert, or Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE), is a police officer trained to identify impairments in drivers under the influence of drugs in addition to, or instead of, alcohol.
Car crashes are usually a result of a driver’s negligence, but other factors may sometimes play a role. No matter how great of a driver you are, an accident can occur when a construction project disrupts your ability to travel the highways in Georgia.
Since that time, IACPs Conference on Impaired Driving and Highway Safety has been held annually, with presentations from Dr.s, DWI law enforcement officers, prosecutors, toxicologists, health care providers, and schools, as well as other advocates of highway safety.