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Warning Sign Legends for Emergency Incidents

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-13-0093
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
End Date: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
FHWA Program: 
Safety
FHWA Subprogram: 
Human Factors Analytics
FHWA Activity: 
Human Factors, Speed Management
TRT Terms: 
Traffic Control; Traffic Incident Management; Signals; Signs; Research; Safety
FHWA Discipline: 
Operations, Safety, Civil Rights, Design, Program and Management Analysis
Subject Area: 
Highways, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, Policy, Research, Safety and Human Factors, Education and Training, Law, Operations and Traffic Management, Security and Emergencies, Vehicles and Equipment

Contact Information

First Name: 
Michelle
Last Name: 
Arnold
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3990
Email Address: 
Team: 
Human Factors Team
Office:
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDS-30

Project Details

Project Abstract: 

This project will conduct simulation and field evaluations using motorists and first responders as to the effectiveness of various text and symbol sign designs deployed by first responders such as fire, emergency medical services, and police for the purpose of Traffic Incident management and in the prevention of secondary crashes.

Goals:

To provide empirical evidence of the effectiveness of various types of signs deployed by first responders for Temporary Traffic Management.  

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations: 
Organization Role: 
Partner: Technical
Organization: 

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