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Research initiatives to improve the visibility and hence safety of road workers at night-time

Wood, Joanne M. & King, Mark J. (2010) Research initiatives to improve the visibility and hence safety of road workers at night-time. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 21(2), pp. 23-24.

Abstract

Research has demonstrated the benefits that clothing incorporating retroreflective markers can provide in significantly improving visibility and reducing accidents, especially at night. Adding biomotion markings to standard vests can enhance the night-time conspicuity of roadway workers by capitalizing on perceptual capabilities.

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ID Code: 53057
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Pedestrian accidents, Reflective materials, Road construction workers Safety measures , Roads, Protection, Australia, Automobile driving at night
ISSN: 1832-9497
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Australasian College of Road Safety
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2012 09:37
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 01:06

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