Signals are informative but slow down responses when drivers meet bicyclists at road junctions.

  • Ian Walker
  • Published 2005 in Accident; analysis and prevention
Three experiments used a laboratory analogue to the task of driving to look at drivers' responses to encounters with a bicyclist at a T-junction. In particular, a comparison was made between the bicyclist indicating an upcoming turn with an arm signal, an informal signal of intent, or no signal. Overall, arm signals worked relatively well to inform drivers… CONTINUE READING