A human factors approach to the design of visual information in the highway environment

  • Horberry, Timothy (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Burmester, Alex (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Horswill, Mark (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Marrington, Shelby (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Pachana, Nancy Ann (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Regan, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wallis, Guy (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Visual information in the highway environment affects drivers perception, behaviour, and accident propensity. Using a range of methods and approaches, issues of key importance in road design will be addressed, e.g. (1) how increasing visual clutter in the road environment affects accident-producing behaviour, (2) how certain road situations create particular problems for the increasing number of older drivers, and (3) how the road environment can be redesigned to reduce fundamental perceptual errors made by drivers. The proposal will generate new guidelines for how future road design can be optimised to minimise crash rates.
Effective start/end date19/01/0431/12/08


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD207,296.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland): AUD15,000.00