Title

Regional Differences in Preferences for Median Crossover Signing

Abstract

This paper is a study of advance warning signs for median crossovers on divided highways. Seven of these signs were selected for further testing in a laboratory study for legibility, understanding and driver preference. Two of the seven signs were word messages and five were symbolic signs. The results from both groups of participants showed that the most appropriate word message sign would appear to be "median crossover." Of the symbolic signs tested, the one found to be the best was that of two median noses. This symbolic sign performed well in tests of legibility and understanding and was the sign least often confused with other signs. It was also the symbolic sign most preferred by the participants and was the simplest of the symbolic designs.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Second Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Crossovers; Design; Lavboratory Studies; Legibility; Median Openings; Medians; Signs; Symbols; Traffic Signs

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1987 National Academy of Sciences, All rights reserved.

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