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Title: The understanding and perception of traffic signs for novice drivers : a preliminary study
Authors: Ng, AWY
Chan, AHS
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Source: In CN Ferraro (Ed.), Traffic safety, p.243-254. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2011 How to cite?
Abstract: This preliminary study investigated the understanding and perception of traffic signs by novice drivers here defined as those who had held a full driving license for less than one year. During the study, the novice drivers were asked to give subjective ratings on the cognitive sign features of traffic signs and to answer a set of multiple-choice questions aimed at testing their comprehension of traffic signs. It was found that novice drivers understood the traffic signs to some degree but did not generally achieve near maximum possible performance in the traffic sign comprehension exercise. Most of the traffic signs were perceived to be familiar, concrete, simple and meaningful.
Based on the novice drivers‘ comprehension and perception of traffic signs, some ergonomics principles that should be useful for the design and analysis of traffic signs in the future are suggested.
ISBN: 9781617611209 (hbk.)
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