Lighting for Driving: Roads, Vehicles, Signs, and Signals, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Lighting for Driving

Roads, Vehicles, Signs, and Signals, 1st Edition

By Peter R. Boyce

CRC Press

371 pages | 116 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Driving and Accidents

Light

Sight

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

Constraints

Envisioning the Future

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety