WHY DO PEDESTRIANS NOT USE RETROREFLECTIVE DEVICES WHEN WALKING IN THE DARK? AN INTERVIEW STUDY

VARFOER ANVAENDER MAN INTE FOTGAENGARREFLEXER VID PROMENADER I MOERKER? EN INTERVJUSTUDIE

100 persons among those walking in the dark without reflective devices were later interrogated in a telephone interview in order to find arguments to present in a planned information campaign for the increased use of pedestrian retroreflective devices. The interview concentrated on the following main questions: (1) time of exposure of pedestrian to traffic during the dark part of the day, (2) possession of reflective devices, (3) wearing of reflective devices, (4) benefit of reflective devices and their effect on accident risk, (5) suggestions to increase the use of reflective devices. Among the more conspicuous results can be mentioned the fact that about 1/4 of the respondents did not have any reflective device, that the effect on the detection distance, especially on illuminated roads, is estimated to be rather moderate, and that many people seem to have problems in perceiving reflective devices. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00382205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM