URBAN PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT COUNTERMEASURES EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION. VOLUME I. BEHAVIORAL EVALUATION STUDIES

The project focused on the determination of the effectiveness of nine safety countermeasures. A series of behavioral studies was conducted to determine the extent to which the proposed countermeasures inhibit undesirable vehicular and pedestrian behaviors. These studies, conducted in eight cities, evaluated the behavioral effects associated with the installation of a countermeasure by means of pairing each experimental site with a control site in a pre-post design. Data collection methods included mechanical recording of vehicle speed and headway, and time-lapse photography, and manual coding of pedestrian and vehicle behavior. During the 204 days of data collection, the crossing behavior of over 16,000 pedestrians were characterized. The accident reduction potential of the various countermeasures was assessed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy also available in set of 3 reports as PB-240 254-SET, PC$12.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Biotechnology, Incorporated

    3027 Rosemary Lane
    Falls Church, VA  USA  22042

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Berger, W G
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-801 346
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-190-2-480
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1990 12:00AM