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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0007
Project Name:   Active Traffic Management Study
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  September 27, 2011
End Date:  October 30, 2013
Contact Information
Last Name:  Philips
First Name:  Brian
Telephone:  202-493-3468
E-mail:  brian.philips@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:   Human Factors Team [HRDS-30]
Program:   Flexible Funding
Laboratory:   Human Factors Laboratory
Project detail
Project Description:   This project will determine both the comprehension of the Active Traffic Management (ATM) signs as well as the legibility distance of these signs, and determine how motorists respond to these signs in a simulated driving environment.
Goals:  
The key project objectives are to determine both the comprehension of the Active Traffic Management (ATM) signs as well as the legibility distance of these signs, and to determine how motorists respond to these signs in a simulated driving environment.
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Human factors laboratory and simulator studies.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is improved Active Traffic Management sign designs.
Deliverables: Name: Final report to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices team.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The product is a report detailing research findings and recommendations for improving active traffic management signs.
FHWA Topics:   Road Operations and Congestion--Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
TRT Terms:   Safety
Highway Traffic Control
Research
Traffic Signs
Comprehension
Human Factors
FHWA Disciplines:   Safety
Operations
Subject Areas:   Safety and Human Factors
Research
Operations and Traffic Management

 

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