In the first part the authors investigate the effects of the different behaviour of pedestrians and different types of pedestrians on the willingness of motor vehicle drivers to stop at pedestrians. The object was to determine attitudes to traffic in general and towards pedestrians with respect to actual behaviour. Observations were made of communication and interaction processes at a pedestrian crossing, and a random selection of the drivers who stopped or drove on were halted and questioned. In the second part the opinions of older pedestrians on points of safety and their statements on their own behaviour were compared with actual behaviour. Both studies showed that with drivers and pedestrians there is a discrepancy between knowledge and behaviour and between wishing and doing. The pedestrian crossing conflict area could be made less acute if drivers and pedestrians would make better use of potential communication. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institut Fuer Angeandte Psychologie

    Merkurstrasse 220
    Zurich,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Camenzind, J
    • Huerlimann, F W
    • Kaegi, B
  • Publication Date: 1977-8


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317110
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM