Evaluation of Dynamic Message Sign Deployments and their Effects on Older Drivers

The primary objective of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of dynamic information and warning systems along major highways in New England. Examples of such systems include Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) providing real time traveler information and Variable Speed Limit Signs (VSLS) warning drivers of prevailing speed limits. Central to this research will be an evaluation of the effects of such dynamic systems on elderly drivers. For comparison purposes the research will also examine the effects of these systems on other drivers. An underlying aim of the research is to determine the extent to which these systems tend to contribute to improvements in safety and mobility for all transportation user groups and in particular older drivers.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $201882.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Massachusetts Transportation Center

      University of Massachusetts
      Amherst, MA  United States  01003
    • Principal Investigators:

      Collura, John

    • Start Date: 20060901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 19608

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466330
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRS99-G-0001, UMAR19-12
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:14PM