Analysis of the Influence of Pedestrians’ eye Contact on Drivers’ Comfort Boundary During the Crossing Conflict

More and more people, especially young people, use their cellphones or earphones while crossing roads. Much research has confirmed the power of eye contact in normal life. In this study, the authors want to figure out how a pedestrian's stare influences the driver's comfort boundary. The comfort boundary can be observed from the deceleration of cars and it also varies depending on various reasons. The authors set the driver's gender and stare attempt as two variations for this study and measure the resulting change of the car's speed. Confederates are asked to stand by the side of the road without crossing to ensure their safety and try to either make eye contact with the coming driver or just look above the car. It is found that the eye contact with the driver can significantly affect the speed regardless of the confederate's and the driver's gender. The results emphasize the importance of focus when crossing roads and warn the pedestrians not to play in order to ensure their own safety.


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  • Accession Number: 01607512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2016 2:42PM