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Active Traffic Management Study

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-10-0007
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
FHWA Program: 
Safety
FHWA Subprogram: 
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Safety Design and Operations
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 Discipline: 
Safety, Operations
TRB Subject Area: 
Safety and Human Factors, Research, Operations and Traffic Management

Contact Information

First Name: 
Brian
Last Name: 
Philips
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3468
Email Address: 
Team: 
Human Factors Team
Office:
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDS-30

Project Details

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.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Final report to the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices team
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The product is a report detailing research findings and recommendations for improving active traffic management signs.