ANALYSIS OF PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR AT CROSSWALKS AND EVALUATION OF FUNCTIONING PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 4 (December 2021) > List of articles

ANALYSIS OF PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR AT CROSSWALKS AND EVALUATION OF FUNCTIONING PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

Piotr GORZELAŃCZYK * / Jakub BAZELA

Keywords : security; pedestrians; pedestrian crossing; traffic

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 16, Issue 4, Pages 135-147, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/tp-2021-066

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 03-July-2020 / Accepted: 10-December-2021 / Published Online: 24-December-2021

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Every year, on Polish roads, many deaths occur. In the best case scenario, only the vehicle is damaged. The number of road accidents is extremely high. Road safety is mainly affected by the reckless behavior of pedestrians at street crossings. Undoubtedly, road safety is an important issue. The aim of this article is to analyze the behavior of pedestrians at crossings and to evaluate the function of pedestrian crossings. For this purpose, a questionnaire study was conducted, in which respondents were asked whether they take precautions and whether they use cell phones at pedestrian crossings. Moreover, an assessment was performed of the safety of a selection of pedestrian crossings: whether they are well lit, and whether the respondents have been involved in a traffic accident. From the analysis of the survey, it can be concluded that the number of pedestrians taking precautions at pedestrian crossings averaged 86.46%; 25.69% of the respondents admitted that they have used a cell phone at a pedestrian crossing. In addition, the survey confirmed that the most dangerous pedestrian crossings are those that do not have traffic lights. It was also found that those who have a driver's license should actually be more vigilant at pedestrian crossings when driving.

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