The Human Factors of Transport Signs

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Effective transport signs can organize the overload of visual information that impinges on drivers' senses. The Human Factors of Transport Signs is an easily-accessible information source for professionals who design these signs. By exploring new technologies that are revolutionizing signaling, the authors help ensure that the signs don't become stimuli that only increase traffic confusion. Although the text concentrates largely on the road environment and general signing issues, it also addresses specific railway and other transport modality signing issues. It covers driver psychology and interaction of transport signs as well as the strengths and problems of different types of signs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415310864
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

A Gentle Introduction to Transport Signs and an Overview of the Structure of This Book. Transport Signs Effectiveness. The Main Types of Transport Signs. Different Methods of Signalisation in the Transport Environment. Railway and Subway Signing. Maritime Aviation and Mining Signing. Visual Factors Involved in Recognition of Transport Signs and Illumination. Attentional and Motivational Factors Involved in Recognition of Transport Signs. Driver Fatigue and Transport Signs. Siting and Mounting, Sign Clutter, Maintenance and Restoration of Road Signs. Making Up Signs: Materials For Sign Construction. Transport Sign Legislation. Product Liability and Standardisation. Education and Transport Signs. Design and Aesthetic Issues With Respect to Transport Signs. Overall Conclusions.

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