Why do they avoid footbridges?: explaining jaywalkers through the Haddon matrix

This paper analyzes jaywalking, as opposed to the use of footbridges, as an issue in road safety studies. The Haddon matrix is used as a theoretical reference. For the statistical analysis, sociological, transport and road aspects are considered. Results show that: i) religious denomination is the only sociological variable explaining the use of footbridges; ii) all Haddon matrix dimensions are statistically significant; and iii) the environmental dimension has the strongest effect, followed by the vehicle and human ones respectively.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 s
  • Monograph Title: Road safety on four continents. 14th international conference, Bangkok, Thailand 14-16 November 2007. Conference proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01114850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Nov 18 2008 1:20PM