The Development of an Automatic Method of Safety Monitoring at Pelican Crossings

Pelican crossings are signal controlled crossing points where a pedestrian is able, through the use of a button, to call a red signal to halt the traffic. Such crossing, commonplace in the United Kingdom, have a good overall safety record. Still, accidents occur at such crossings, and in the UK there were 1,584 reported pedestrian injury accidents on Pelican crossings in 2002. This paper reviews and evaluates a method for an automatic monitoring of safety at Pelican crossings. The study determined that when involved in conflicts at a Pelican crossing, both pedestrians and drivers took evasive action. It was also shown that it is possible to develop a fully automatic method of safety monitoring at Pelican crossings using standard loop configurations. Further development of the methods and the models needs to be undertaken, so that they can be used in a more general situation, and as a complement to existing monitoring techniques using accident frequencies.


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  • Accession Number: 01004163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2005 9:58AM