1976-02-01

Evaluation of a New Automotive Plane and Convex Mirror System By Government Drivers 760006

An on-the-road study was made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with the cooperation of the General Services Administration of new mirror system consisting of larger inside and left side plane mirrors and a convex mirror on the right fender. Approximately 150 Federal drivers evaluated this experimental mirror system on a test fleet of 23 passenger cars located at four sites for a six month period starting in September 1974. An analysis of the questionnaires completed by the drivers shows that in general drivers reacted favorably to this experimental convex mirror system. Comparisons are made with the results of earlier field tests conducted with a periscopic device and with two different experimental convex mirror systems.

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