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

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, Speed Management, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, 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.

A total of 141 documents were initially identified from earlier reviews, database searches, Web site searches, and recommendations from FHWA staff as potentially having relevance to this project. After an initial review of these documents, 113 were chosen for inclusion in the literature review.

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