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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-06-034
Date: July 2006

Human Factors Literature Reviews on Intersections, Speed Management, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, and Visibility

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1.0 INTRODUCTION

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is currently addressing several general safety areas, including examining driver behavior at intersections, developing tools and procedures for intersection design, and conducting human factors literature reviews for Safety Research and Development (R&D) program areas such as Intersections, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, Speed Management, and Visibility.

As a part of task B.2 of the Integrated Program for the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model and Safety Research project for FHWA, the Battelle team conducted literature searches on human cognition, perception, and behavior in the areas of intersections (signalized and nonsignalized intersections), speed management (infrastructure influences on driver speed), pedestrians and bicyclists (nonmotorized transportation), and visibility (visibility of traffic control devices and materials).

This report describes the activities and results associated with task B.2: Human Factors Literature Reviews in Safety R&D Research program areas.

The body of this report contains two technical sections:

  • Section 2 describes the methods used to conduct the literature reviews. It includes a description of the following activities:
    • Identify and Obtain Documents for Review.
    • Conduct Document Reviews.
    • Develop and Maintain Document Tracking Tool.
  • Section 3 provides the results from the literature reviews. The results are presented in four subsections, corresponding to the topic areas addressed in task B.2 (intersections, speed management, pedestrians and bicyclists, and visibility).
  • Appendix A provides the final version of the Master Reference List used throughout task B.2 to list and track the documents reviewed and considered for review.
  • Appendix B provides a style guide for the reviews (how to conduct and document the individual reviews), which were used by project staff during the conduct of task B.2.

 

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