Accession Number:

AD0749248

Title:

The Effect of Low Visibility on the Performance of Vehicle Operators

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

An experimental program to identify the relationship between visibility conditions and operator performance is discussed. Average speed in negotiating a controlled course is taken as the measure of operator performance. The method to measure visibility is discussed. It is shown that despite use of a contrived test course and artificially reduced visibility, the results appear valid. It is also shown that the relationship between visibility conditions and average speed can be represented with a simple, second order equation.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE