Scholar: Nalleli Herrera
Major: Civil Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Zong Tian
Research Topic: "Safety Implications and Driver's Understanding of Special Time-of-Day Protected/Permitted Left-Turn Signal Display in Las Vegas"
Abstract: A comprehensive assessment of the special time-of-day protected/permitted left-turn control display being used in Las Vegas was performed considering drivers' understanding and safety implications. Driver understanding was assessed through an in-class survey and safety implications that may be presented by the display were assessed through the collection of onsite traffic data and crash data. The study results indicate that the time-of-day display being used in Las Vegas is well understood by drivers. Also, there was inconclusive data to indicate that the safety implications presented by the Las Vegas display are cause for concerns.
Graduated With Baccalaureate Degree: Fall 2007
Masters or Doctoral Program Update: Earned a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno in the spring of 2009.