Factor analysis was used to investigate more than 1000 pedestrian accidents reported in Maryland from 1970 to 1973. The Maryland accident record system was searched to select 120 sections of roadway that were potentially hazardous to the pedestrian. Data collected at these study sites from field examinations and photologs were then combined with data obtained from the accident record system and subjected to factor analysis. The factors that contributes to making certain locations hazardous to pedestrians relate to traffic conflicts, road conditions, nighttime illumination, the physical condition of both the pedestrian and the driver, and the pedestrian's lack of regard for his own safety. The usefulness of factor analysis in identifying hazardous locations is illustrated with a hypothetical example. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 35-41
  • Monograph Title: Vehicle operators and pedestrians
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025788
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM