The Research of the Systematical Construction Method of Chinese Conventional Road Guide Signs Based on the Characteristic of Chinese Drivers

  • Ming Jiang
  • Rui Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 135)


Guide sign is an important traffic management facility and informs the drivers of road network information. It also has great impact on the smooth flow and traffic safety. This article draws on the construction method of conventional roads guide signs system from Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Based on the recognizing characteristic and the information retrieval model of Chinese drivers, this research provides the construction method of Chinese conventional roads guide signs system combined with the feathers of the Chinese road network structure. Using this method to the typical road network, the comparison and analysis of vehicle road experiments before and after reconstruction shows this method can effectively direct the drivers to improve the efficiency of arriving at the destination and reduce the probability of taking the wrong path. Based on this effect, it can be considered the effectiveness of guide signs designing is improved. (Programme No: 2009BAG13A02)


Information retrieval feature  Conventional roads  Guide signs  System  Construction method  


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Road Safety, Department of Traffic Engineering, Road Safety Research CenterResearch Institute of Highway, M.O.CBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing University of TechnologyBeijingChina

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