3rd International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure (CETRA 2014)

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Creator Fatiha Moutchou; EMI
Abdelghani Cherkaoui; EMI
El Miloudi El Koursi; IFSTTAR
Subject roundabout, human factor; cognition; task analysis; human functional failure
Description In urban traffic, roundabouts have been considered as an alternative traffic facility that can improve safety and operational efficiency, compared to un-signalized intersection. But in Morocco where roundabouts are relatively new, the concept is not rooted in the road culture of drivers. Moroccan drivers are used to the traffic lights telling them what to do. Roundabouts involve drivers using their own judgments at an intersection, so roundabouts negotiation can be confusing for drivers who are not familiar with their use. This fact has guided our research in this area to an approach that takes into account the Moroccan road context and human factors in this context. This article presents a detailed analysis of driving task to determine key functions performed by drivers as they approach and navigate through roundabouts. Our analysis aims to understand the mechanism of driving performance in roundabout’s environments, to predict how drivers might respond , to identify roundabout elements that play a role in incorrect roundabout negotiation and therefore to suggest measures for improving
drivers’ abilities to properly negotiate roundabouts.
Publisher CETRA 2014
Date 2017-02-28 16:40:32
Type Peer-reviewed Paper
Source CETRA 2014; 3rd International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure
Language en
Rights <p>Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:<br /> <strong>a)</strong> Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a>, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference. <br /> <strong>b)</strong> Submitted full papers will be published in the book of proceedings "Road and Rail Infrastructure II" as well as in digital form (on a CD). Conference organiser is allowed to publish author's names, institution and country as well as the paper abstract on the conference web site.</p>

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