BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATIONS AND THE PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT

Analysis of pedestrian accident records from a large city (Portland, Oregon) identified signalized intersections as a location for numerous pedestrian accidents. The behavior of 107 pedestrians in such locations was submitted to an observational analysis. The purpose of this analysis was to determine: If the behavior can be categorized; if the categories can be reliably used by independent observers; and if analysis of the categories can describe or identify potentially unsafe behaviors. The results of the study indicate that these purposes can, in fact, be achieved. It is concluded that the proper development of field observational methodology improves the opportunity to understand and reduce pedestrian accidents.

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    National Safety Council

    425 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611
  • Authors:
    • Jennings, R D
    • Burki, M A
    • Onstine, B W
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Accession Number: 00165120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM