Human Factors For Highway Engineers by R FullerHuman Factors For Highway Engineers by R Fuller

Human Factors For Highway Engineers

byR Fuller

Hardcover | February 6, 2002

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Humans are highly mobile but at a price: over a million people are killed annually on the road, at least 30 times as many are injured, of whom 1 in 10 may be permanently disabled. How can we design a road or highway or transport system so as to provide both a high level of mobility and a high level of safety?

For too long, from the perspective of the road user, highway engineers have had to employ their intuitions, personal experiences, shared 'know-how' and a 'wait-and-see' approach in many elements of highway design. Now the science of human behavior can provide both fundamental knowledge and principles to enable matching roadway and transport system design to human strengths, limitations and variability in performance; an understanding of human contributory factors in accidents; and the undertaking of informed safety audits and reviews.
-- The first book ever to provide psychological knowledge and insight into human behavior on the road and how this can be integrated into highway engineering
-- Discusses the use of human factors to improve road safety
-- Demonstrates how highway design can increase safety and reduce risk

Title:Human Factors For Highway EngineersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.45 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 6, 2002Publisher:PERGAMON PRESS INC.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080434126

ISBN - 13:9780080434124

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