Factors associated with compliance rate at pedestrian crosswalks with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon

Moshahedi, N, Kattan, L and Tay, R 2018, 'Factors associated with compliance rate at pedestrian crosswalks with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon', Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 554-558.


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Title Factors associated with compliance rate at pedestrian crosswalks with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon
Author(s) Moshahedi, N
Kattan, L
Tay, R
Year 2018
Journal name Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume number 45
Issue number 7
Start page 554
End page 558
Total pages 5
Publisher N R C Research Press
Abstract In the recent decade, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) has been introduced and widely installed across North America to improve pedestrians' safety at crosswalks. While the treatment has been reported to be effective in improving safety, relatively few studies have been conducted to explore the factors associated with its effectiveness. This study investigates the effect of road characteristics, environmental factors, and device specification on vehicles' yielding compliance, used as a surrogate measure of safety. Nineteen crosswalks within the City of Calgary were chosen for field study. An ordinary least squares regression model is applied to identify the factors that affect the compliance rate. It is found that type of road, daily traffic volume, posted speed limit, median, and rainy weather have significant impacts on the compliance rate. Besides, the result suggests using smaller size beacons and installing them above the pedestrian sign to improve safety to its fullest at RRFB-enhanced crosswalks.
Subject Road Transportation and Freight Services
Keyword(s) Driver compliance
Pedestrian safety
Pedestrian treatment
Rectangular rapid flashing beacon
Road geometry
DOI - identifier 10.1139/cjce-2017-0524
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