Studies have shown that although right turn on red, rtor, has eased traffic delays, increased intersection capacity and reduced fuel consumption, it has increased the relative frequencies of crashes involving right turns as compared to the ralative frequencies of crashes not involving right turns. It has had an adverse effect on pedestrian crashes. Also, rtor predstrian-accident increases were shown to be 30% for children, 100% for adults, and 110% for the elderly. It is noted that the true impact of rtor remains debatable. Adding to the situation is that many motorists persist in rtoring even where there is a sign saying No Turn On Red, and certain circumstances encourage these violations. A Transportation Research Board report on the subject is noted. Factors that encourage motorists to rtor without stopping are listed. Better signs to help pedestrian safety, and other traffic control features to help pedestrian safety are noted.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00490296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1990 12:00AM