Comprehensibility of traffic signs among urban drivers in Turkey

Kirmizioglu E., TÜYDEŞ YAMAN H.

ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION, vol.45, pp.131-141, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aap.2011.11.014
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-141
  • Keywords: Traffic safety, Traffic signs, Comprehension, Survey analysis, Vienna convention, Familiarity, FEATURES, SYMBOL
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Traffic signs are commonly used traffic safety tools, mainly developed to provide crucial information in a short time to support safe drive; but the success depends on their comprehensibility by the drivers. Also, a sudden change in the traditionally used and accepted signs can cause significant safety problem, as in the case of cancellation of red oblique bars in 2004 as a part of the European Union Harmonization Process of Turkey.