Revealed – the road signs most likely to change truckers’ driving habits


 

Drivers waiting at level crossings can be encouraged to turn their engines off and improve air quality through the use of low-cost psychological interventions, research has found. The study, which involved 6,049 HGV, bus, taxi, car and motorcycle drivers, tested the effect of three ‘intervention’ signs fixed to lampposts at two level crossings in Kent, which amplified existing signs to request drivers switch off their engines. Depending on the wording used, the proportion of drivers that responded to the signs […]