Investigation of the Relationship between Red-Light-Running Frequencies and Intersection Features

Red-light running is a complex problem. There is no simple reason to explain why drivers run red lights. The purpose of this study is to improve understanding of the red-light running and its relationship with the intersection features so that efficient countermeasures can be developed to improve intersection safety. Five large four-legged signalized intersections in Orange County in Central Florida, U.S., were selected. Data collected for these intersections include intersection features and red-light-running violations in 2006 and 2007. Red-light-running violations were modeled at the approach level using Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) with Negative Binomial as the link function to account for site correlation among the data. The following factors were identified that have significant contributions to red-light-running frequencies: traffic flows to which the conflicting traffic belongs, the number of through lanes on the conflicting approach and speed limit of conflicting approach, and yellow time of a near-side approach.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 1-8
  • Monograph Title: ICCTP 2009: Critical Issues In Transportation Systems Planning, Development, and Management

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01920269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410646
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 31 2024 8:57AM