Regional Differences in Preferences for Median Crossover Signing
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.
G. M. Worsey et al., "Regional Differences in Preferences for Median Crossover Signing," Transportation Research Record, National Academy of Sciences, Jan 1987.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Crossovers; Design; Lavboratory Studies; Legibility; Median Openings; Medians; Signs; Symbols; Traffic Signs
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