The objective of the project is to identify unique causal factors controlling accidents experienced on crosswalks of intersections on oneway street networks. Identification of these causal factors will help local traffic engineers and policy makers to accommodate these unique characteristics in planning, controlling or redesigning oneway street networks. However, if the causal factors are only vehicle related, specific proposals for vehicle modifications will be made to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or other appropriate agencies for possible action. The pedestrian-vehicle incidences addressed by this project is 'Why left-turning vehicles are at least twice as probable to strike a pedestrian in a crosswalk than right-turning vehicles'. The New York City Police accident file was used in the analysis to determine these appropriate causal factors. The report provides analysis which indicates the various causal factors; the primary factor is driver visibility. This visibility is primarily associated with vehicle design and configuration, and lighting. The report presents detailed guidelines for further investigation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, 333 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  USA  11201

    Research and Special Programs Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Habib, P A
    • Edelstein, R P
    • Nwankwor, O I
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/RSPA/DPB50/78/28Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-70057
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM