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Author Theeuwes, Jan.

Title Designing Safe Road Systems [electronic resource] : a Human Factors Perspective.

Imprint Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (190 pages).
Series Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport
Human factors in road and rail transport.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword; 1 Introduction; 2 Self-Explaining Roads and Traffic System; 3 Resilience to Failure and Breakdown; 4 The Performance of Road Users: Hierarchical Task Levels; 7 Individual Information Elements are Consistent and Uniform within Their Context; 8 Risk and Adverse Side Effects of Measures; 9 Motivational Aspects; 10 Variation in Performance; 11 Communicating with the Road User; 12 Summary and Conclusions; Index.
Summary The central theme of this book is how design principles can reduce the probability of an error while driving. The authors demonstrate how knowledge of human factors helps a road authority to better understand how road users behave. They argue that in many cases the design of the environment can be further adjusted to human capabilities, and that safety should be considered a system property to be built into the road system.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Highway planning.
Highway planning -- Netherlands.
Motor vehicle drivers.
Motor vehicle drivers -- Netherlands.
Traffic safety.
Traffic safety -- Netherlands.
Roads -- Safety measures.
Roads -- Netherlands -- Safety measures.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Van der Horst, Richard.
Kuiken, Maria.
Other Form: Print version: Theeuwes, Jan. Designing Safe Road Systems : A Human Factors Perspective. Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2012 9781409443889
ISBN 9781409443896 (electronic bk.)
1409443892 (electronic bk.)
9781409443889 (Cloth)
1409443884 (Cloth)
Standard No. 9786613718365