Mixed Logit Analysis of Pedestrian Red-Light Violations and Injury Severity in Pedestrian Crashes at Signalized Crossings

Pedestrian red-light violations at signalized crossings are an important traffic safety concern. The authors aimed to quantitatively investigate factors associated with pedestrian red-light violations and injury severity resulting from pedestrian–motor vehicle crashes at signalized crossings. Mixed logit models are used to account for individual-specific heterogeneity that arises from a set of unmeasured factors related to traffic conditions and the pedestrians’ physical and mental status. Data for the analysis are based on the historical crash record maintained by the Hong Kong Transport Department. Children younger than 11 years are not only associated with a higher likelihood of pedestrian red-light violations but also tend to have a higher probability of fatal or serious injuries. Factors including summer, dual carriageways with a central traffic island, and pedestrian age of 12 to 25 years are solely related to a higher likelihood of pedestrian red-light violations; meanwhile, variables solely associated with a higher probability of fatal or serious injuries include crashes that occur between 22:00 and 06:59, crashes occurring in rainy weather, crashes involving pedestrians older than 46 years, and bus crashes. Based on identified statistically significant factors, appropriate countermeasures are recommended to curb pedestrian red-light violations and to reduce the severity of pedestrian crashes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ANB20 Standing Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

  • Authors:
    • Wang, Jie
    • Huang, Helai
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2019


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-02726
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 7 2018 9:46AM