REDUCING ACCIDENTS BY CONVERTING PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS TO SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS

This study was based on accident records obtained at 34 locations in metropolitan Toronto that were converted from pedestrian crosswalks to signalized intersections during the period from 1979 to 1983. Two years of before and after accident history were used for each of the conversion locations. Accident migrations within two blocks of the conversion location were also considered. Statistically significant reductions in accidents and injuries of all severity levels were recorded for the combined 34 conversion locations and mid-block locations less than one block away. There was some apparent migration of accidents to adjacent intersections which was not statistically significant. (a) for the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 807201.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • KAUFMAN, D
    • Yagar, S
  • Publication Date: 1988

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00487577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM