Print Email Facebook Twitter European side markers effect on traffic safety Title European side markers effect on traffic safety Author Roelfsema, A. Theeuwes, J. Alferdinck, J.W.A.M. Society of Automotive Engineers Publication year 1999 Abstract In 1993 new European legislation regarding side-markers for passenger cars became effective. Volvo requested the TNO-Human Factors Research Institute (HFRI) to investigate the possible safety benefit of this European side-markers configuration. A test panel at TNO- HFRI was used to determine the difference in response time and detection error of drivers, confronted with slides of vehicles with and without the mentioned new vehicle side-marker configuration in several visibility conditions, crossing illumination and different vehicle approach angles. The investigation showed a significant faster vehicle recognition with less detection errors in case the approaching car was equipped with the bright amber side-markers. This improved vehicle conspicuity can be a benefit in crash avoidance, especially when the driver approaches a crossing with complex light environment and reduced visibility. Allowing the bright amber European side-markers in US legislation could be the start of better crash avoidance worldwide. Copyright © 1999 Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. Subject TrafficApproach angleConspicuityCrash avoidanceDetection errorEuropean legislationLight environmentReduced visibilityResearch institutesSafety benefitsTest panelsTraffic safetyVehicle recognitionVisibility conditionsAmberAutomobilesExhibitionsVehiclesAccidents To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:1cb4b58d-62d3-4fac-83b8-cff412a2b3be TNO identifier 16768 Source Advances in safety technology, 108, 141-147 Series SAE-SP-1433 Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.