Future Driver and Vehicle Characteristics and Their Influence on Highway Design for Safety

by Douglas W. Harwood, Midwest Research Inst, United States,
William D. Glauz, Midwest Research Inst, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering 21st Century Highways


Both driver and vehicle characteristics are changing, and these characteristics will continue to change into the 21st century. The purpose of this paper is to identify the major changes that are taking place, or are expected, and to discuss their implications for safe highway design.

Subject Headings: Highway and road design | Driver behavior | Vehicles | Safety | Highways and roads | Traffic safety | Standards and codes | Population projection

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