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PEDESTRIAN RISK AT THE SIGNALIZED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING EQUIPPED WITH COUNTDOWN DISPLAY

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2014.4(1).04


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Milan Vujanić - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -

Dalibor Pešić - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -

Boris Antić - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -

Emir Smailović - University of Belgrade, Faculty of Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 305, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia -


Abstract

In this paper we proposed method for assessing pedestrian risk at the signalized pedestrian crossing equipped with counter. Results showed that 17.5% of pedestrians were at high risk and male pedestrians are more often in dangerous situation (20.4%) than female pedestrians (14.4%). About 3% of all examined pedestrians created conflict situations, more frequently in first 5 seconds and last 5 seconds of red light phase (79.7% of all offenders), but the risk that pedestrians will create a conflict situation were higher in other time of red light phase. Analysis of pedestrians’ behavior at pedestrian crossings equipped with countdown display could point to potentially safety problems for pedestrians and those analysis could give direction for proposing and implementing adequate countermeasures. Also, numerically defined pedestrian accident risk could assess road safety level for pedestrians and show accident occurrence probability.


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