Comprehensive Study to Reduce Pedestrian Crashes in Florida

Pedestrian crashes are a major traffic safety concern in Florida. This project aims to improve pedestrian safety on Florida’s state roads by identifying crash patterns and contributing factors at both the statewide and site-specific level and proposing potential countermeasures to reduce pedestrian crashes. The specific project objectives include: (1) perform a comprehensive review of existing pedestrian safety studies; (2) identify statewide pedestrian crash patterns and causes; (3) identify factors contributing to pedestrian injury severity; and (4) identify and analyze pedestrian high crash locations at both signalized and non-signalized locations for crash causes and propose the potential countermeasures for these crash causes. A total of 6,434 pedestrian crashes that occurred on state roads during 2008-2010 were identified and analyzed. Police reports for these crashes were carefully reviewed to obtain additional crash details, including those from police descriptions and illustrative sketches. In addition, additional roadway information not available from the state roadway inventory such as types of crosswalks were visually identified. Both of these efforts were performed using two in-house web-based systems developed to facilitate police report review and data collection. At the statewide level, crash patterns as they relate to pedestrian, vehicle, traffic control, roadway, and environmental characteristics were analyzed. As pedestrian crashes are typically severe, a mixed logit model was developed to identify factors contributing to pedestrian injury severity at signalized and non-signalized locations. At the site-specific level, pedestrian high crash locations were identified by identifying clusters of pedestrian crashes at both signalized and non-signalized locations. Both district-wide and statewide pedestrian high crash locations were identified. The statewide locations were further analyzed to identify location-specific crash causes and countermeasures.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 143p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01516380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: BDK80 977-32
  • Created Date: Feb 28 2014 1:32PM