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Author Wanvik, P.O. url  doi
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  Title Effects of road lighting on motorways Type Journal Article
  Year 2009 Publication Traffic Injury Prevention Abbreviated Journal Traffic Inj Prev  
  Volume 10 Issue (up) 3 Pages 279-289  
  Keywords Lighting; Public Safety; Security  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: The study has three objectives. The first is to investigate how the effect of road lighting on motorway accidents varies with different weather and road surface conditions. The second is to evaluate the future benefit of road lighting as a safety measure on motorways. The third is to evaluate the need for further research in the field of motorway lighting. METHOD: This article presents a cross-sectional study of the effects of road lighting on motorways mainly in The Netherlands. The main source of data is a Dutch database of accidents covering the period 1987-2006, but British and Swedish data are also used. RESULTS: The effect of road lighting on motorways is found to be greater in The Netherlands than in Great Britain or Sweden. Reasons for this are not known. Effects are found to vary according to background characteristics and are lesser during precipitation than during fine weather and on wet road surfaces than on dry surfaces. No effect of road lighting is found during fog. Collision with light poles constitutes a large number of accidents on lit motorways and reduces the safety effect of road lighting. CONCLUSIONS: The effect of road lighting on injury accidents during darkness is found to be very high (-49%) on Dutch motorways. However, the effect seems to vary between countries. Collisions with light poles reduce the effect of road lighting. Road lighting will probably be an effective safety measures on motorways for many years. In the long term, however, the benefit of road lighting will probably be reduced along with the implementation of new vehicle and road technology. Modern technology permits a continuous adaptation of luminance levels to optimize the effect of road lighting on safety while at the same time minimizing energy consumption. However, more detailed knowledge concerning the effects of road lighting at different lighting levels is needed in order to use this technology effectively. Alternative or additional measures like LED guide lights and light road surfaces also need to be evaluated.  
  Address Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Region South, Serviceboks 723, Arendal, Norway. per.wanvik@vegvesen.no  
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  ISSN 1538-9588 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ kyba @ Serial 1788  
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Author Wood, J.M.; Tyrrell, R.A.; Carberry, T.P. url  doi
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  Title Limitations in drivers' ability to recognize pedestrians at night Type Journal Article
  Year 2005 Publication Human Factors Abbreviated Journal Hum Factors  
  Volume 47 Issue (up) 3 Pages 644-653  
  Keywords Vision; Public Safety; Adult; Age Factors; Aged; *Automobile Driving/psychology; Clothing; *Darkness; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Reaction Time; Task Performance and Analysis; Visual Perception  
  Abstract This study quantified drivers' ability to recognize pedestrians at night. Ten young and 10 older participants drove around a closed road circuit and responded when they first recognized a pedestrian. Four pedestrian clothing and two beam conditions were tested. Results demonstrate that driver age, clothing configuration, headlamp beam, and glare all significantly affect performance. Drivers recognized only 5% of pedestrians in the most challenging condition (low beams, black clothing, glare), whereas drivers recognized 100% of the pedestrians who wore retroreflective clothing configured to depict biological motion (no glare). In the absence of glare, mean recognition distances varied from 0.0 m (older drivers, low beam, black clothing) to 220 m (722 feet; younger drivers, high beam, retroreflective biomotion). These data provide new motivation to minimize interactions between vehicular and pedestrian traffic at night and suggest garment designs to maximize pedestrian conspicuity when these interactions are unavoidable.  
  Address Center for Eye Research, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. j.wood@qut.edu.au  
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  ISSN 0018-7208 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2804  
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Author Edison, T.A. url  openurl
  Title The dangers of electric lighting Type Journal Article
  Year 1889 Publication The North American Review Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 149 Issue (up) 396 Pages 625-634  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2377  
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Author Blobaum, A.; Hunecke, M. url  openurl
  Title Perceived Danger in Urban Public Space: The Impacts of Physical Features and Personal Factors. Type Journal Article
  Year 2005 Publication Environment and Behavior Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 37 Issue (up) 4 Pages 465–486  
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Author Ditton, J.; Nair, G.; Bannister, J. url  openurl
  Title The Cost-Effectiveness of Improved Street Lighting as a Crime Prevention Measure Type Journal Article
  Year 1996 Publication The Lighting Journal Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 61 Issue (up) 4 Pages 251–256  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 1031  
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