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Studies to determine the effectiveness of automated flagger assistance devices and school crossing devices

@inproceedings{Finley2011StudiesTD,
  title={Studies to determine the effectiveness of automated flagger assistance devices and school crossing devices},
  author={Melisa D. Finley and Brooke R. Ullman and Nada D. Trout and Eun Sug Park},
  year={2011}
}
"This report describes the methodology and results of analyses performed to determine motorist understanding, as well as the operational and safety effectiveness, of automated flaggers assistance devices (AFADs) relative to the use of flaggers at lane closures on two-lane, two-way roadways." 
Evaluation of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices
TLDR
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