Pedestrian Behavior in A Mexican Signalized Intersection: An Observational Study in Santiago De Querétaro

Road events have become a public health problem. The bibliography suggests that not following the traffic signals by pedestrians is one of the most common causes of accidents. This research estimates, through an observational study, four models to establish the significance variables in the pedestrians’ obedience of traffic signals in an intersection. During rush hours, 6,709 pedestrian movements were recorded in the city of Santiago de Querétaro to analyze their behavior. The variables correspond to the characteristics of the pedestrian, infrastructure, group behavior, obedience of traffic signals, interaction with vehicles and the time of day. The existence of vehicular flow, the time of day, and the fact that the pedestrian crossing is obstructed are the variables with the greatest influence on the probability that the pedestrian will not assume risk behaviors when crossing. The factors that influence the probability of obeying the pedestrian traffic light are the time of day, the existence of vehicular flow and the obedience of the pedestrian crossing; for this last are the number of lanes, the obedience to the pedestrian traffic light and if the pedestrian crossing is obstructed; while for the probability of running are the existence of vehicular flow, the obedience to the pedestrian traffic light and waiting in group. Men engage in more risky behaviors than women and people over 60 years old assume less risky behaviors than younger people. This study represents a first approach to the explanation of the variables that influence the observance of traffic signals and risk behaviors.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01763861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-00406
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:13AM