USE OF LIGHT REFLECTING MATERIAL BY PEDESTRIANS DURING DARKNESS. AUTUMN, 1970

GANGTRAFIKANTERS ANVANDANDE AV REFLEXMATERIAL/LYKTA UNDER MORKER HOSTEN 1970.

At the end of November, 1970, TRAG, the working group of the National Swedish Council on Road Safety Research, undertook a study on the use of light-reflecting materials by pedestrians during darkness. The aim of the study was to investigate the relative number of pedestrians using the material as regards age (of the pedestrians), geographical area, and road lighting conditions, and to compare that number with the corresponding number found in studies carried out in the autumns of 1968 and 1969. It was found that only 23% of the 10,340 pedestrians observed were equipped with light reflecting material. Children, not older than 15 years, wore it more frequently than adults - 33% as compared to 20%. This applies to pedestrians on roads with lighting as well as on roads without lighting. Furthermore, it was found that pedestrians wore light reflecting material more often on roads without lighting than on roads with lighting, 47% and 18% respectively. /IRRD-IRF/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish Council on Road Safety

    Sveavagen 166, XIV
    Stockholm Va,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Kritz, L B
    • Olsson, B
    • Widen, S
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 171
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM