The aim of the study was to assess how drivers pay attention to pedestrians. At a total of 5 zebra crossings it was found that from 0% to 48% of all vehicles stopped for pedestrians moving out onto the crossing. Very few vehicles stopped for pedestrians waiting on the kerb at the crossing. A more detailed analysis of two of the crossings showed that drivers paid less attention to pedestrians when pedestrians were few. Drivers also paid less attention to the pedestrians when the vehicle speed was high. No difference was demonstrated as to drivers' behaviour at crossings in 2- and 4-lane streets. On the average heavy vehicles were less considerate than light vehicles, hence relatively fewer heavy vehicles stopped for pedestrians waiting on the kerb or crossing the road. Vehicle flow at crossings was influenced in such a way that the number of vehicles that had to stop increased nearly in a linear proportion to the number of pedestrians. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Norwegian Institute of Technology

    N-7034 Trondheim,   Norway 
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  • Publication Date: 1976-9


  • Norwegian

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 9 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM