THE POTENTIAL OF DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS AS A VEHICLE COLLISION COUNTERMEASURE

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Authors
  1. Attwood, D.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Department of Transport, Toronto ONT (CAN) Road Safety Unit
Abstract
The use of vehicle lighting during the daytime can increase the visibility of a vehicle and can improve a driver's ability to estimate its location and direction of travel. Collision surveys conducted by both industry and government have demonstrated that the use of driving lights during the daytime can reduce the number and severity of multi-vehicle collisions. Moreover, cursory analyses suggest that the use of properly designed daytime running lights can be a cost/effective collision countermeasure. The proper design of running lights, considering the upper and lower limits of light intensity, fuel consumption and maintenance costs, is discussed.
Report Number
80-RSU-50 — Research Paper; Paper presented at the 1981 SAE International Congress and Exposition, 23-27 Feb, Detroit, MI
Date of publication
15 Oct 1980
Number of Pages
58
DSTKIM No
84-01745
CANDIS No
121144
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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