Nighttime Speed Negotiation on Rural Road S-Shaped Curves: Discussion of an Experimental Case-Study
Road users’ perception of risk while driving is the focal point discriminating prudent from imprudent behavior. One of the main factors that can influence a driver’s level of risk perception is ‘lighting’, given that the driving conditions on roads alter radically between daytime and nighttime hours. This paper describes the results of a study conducted along a section of rural road containing a sharp S-shaped curve linking two long rectilinear approach roads in the sequence ‘tangent-curve-tangent’. The driving behavior of the road users was surveyed in both directions of travel by day and at night, demonstrating a notable discrepancy in driving style between the two conditions.
How to Cite:
Pasetto, M. & Manganaro, A., (2009) “Nighttime Speed Negotiation on Rural Road S-Shaped Curves: Discussion of an Experimental Case-Study”, Driving Assessment Conference 5(2009), 475-481. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1360
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