Comprehensive Analysis of Vehicle-Pedestrian Crashes at Intersections in Florida

The study analyzed pedestrian crashes that have occurred at intersections in Florida over 4 years (1999-2002). The study had the following three objectives: 1) to investigate the relationship between frequency/injury severity of pedestrian crashes at intersections and various driver, pedestrian, traffic, and environmental characteristics; 2) to explore exposure of pedestrian walking on the roads for estimating the risk of pedestrian crashes; and 3) to examine the effect of average traffic volume at intersections on the occurrence of pedestrian crashes. Based on the findings of the above, some of the countermeasures recommended include: more intensive driver education and restrictive traffic regulation should be targeted for middle-aged male drivers; more awareness by the public of the problem with drinking and walking at night; more traffic signals should be installed in particular rural areas to reduce pedestrian crashes; and street lighting should be improved to aid drivers' and pedestrians' reduced vision in adverse weather and dark lighting.


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  • Accession Number: 01002263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2005 2:42PM