1st Edition

Lighting for Driving Roads, Vehicles, Signs, and Signals

By Peter R. Boyce Copyright 2009
    371 Pages 116 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Integrates Vehicle, Signal, and Road Lighting into a Unified System

    Many people drive many miles after dark and rely on lighting to help them gather information about the road ahead and the presence and intentions of other people on and near the road. With new technology on the industry’s horizon, Lighting for Driving: Roads, Vehicle, Signs and Signals conveys the crucial role lighting plays in road safety and examines how it could be used more effectively.

    Authored by a lighting and visibility expert, this book explains the thinking and scientific reasoning behind various forms of lighting and analyzes their contribution to the driver’s understanding of real and potential road hazards. Filled with useful information, this resource straightforwardly addresses a wide range of safety factors encountered in real driving situations, such as weather conditions, complex signage, and driver age. It also deals with the often-ignored consequences of too much light, such as light trespass and sky glow.

    Comprehensively Explores the Field, Emphasizing Improved Safety

    Vehicle, road, sign, and signal lighting are provided to enable drivers to reach their destinations quickly and safely. However, the attention given to how these forms of lighting function is likely to change as new technology is introduced and understanding of ergonomics and human factors improves. This book effectively illustrates how these forms of lighting can be modified to work together to best provide a coherent flow of information to the driver.

    Driving and Accidents



    Road Lighting

    Markings, Signs, and Traffic Signals

    Vehicle Forward Lighting

    Vehicle Signal Lighting

    Vehicle Interior Lighting

    The Interaction Between Road and Vehicle Lighting

    Special Locations

    Adverse Weather

    Human Factors


    Envisioning the Future




    Peter R. Boyce