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A Driving Simulator Evaluation of Enhanced Road Markings.

Horberry, Tim, Regan, Michael A. (Peer reviewed)

Road Environment


This paper details research undertaken by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) comparing the relative effectiveness under simulated wet night driving conditions of an enhanced painted road-marking technology and Standard highway markings. Both objective and subjective data were collected. The study found consistently superior results for the Enhanced markings in comparison to the Standard markings in various measures of driving behaviour. Similarly, workload was rated as lower for the Enhanced markings. Taken together, the findings point to a potential safety benefit from using Enhanced roadway markings.