A Closer Look at Pedestrian Safety


Perry J. Leonard (Editor)

Series: Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
BISAC: TRA000000

The Federal Highway Administration established the Development of Crash Modification Factors (DCMF) Program in 2012 to address safety research needs for evaluating new and innovative safety strategies. Chapters 1 and 2 investigate the effectiveness of pedestrian countdown signals (PCSs) in reducing pedestrian crashes. Effective pedestrian lighting installations are a means of addressing the vulnerability of pedestrians during dark conditions and improving the safety and security of all road users spanning different ages and abilities, including wheelchair and other mobility device users as reported in chapter 3. Chapter 4 examines what is known about the relationship between vehicle characteristics and pedestrian fatalities and injuries and the approaches automakers have taken to address pedestrian safety.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Safety Evaluation of Pedestrian Countdown Signals
U.S. Department of Transportation

Chapter 2. Countdown Pedestrian Signals (CPS) Legibility and Comprehension without Flashing Hand: Phase I and II Final Report
U.S. Department of Transportation

Chapter 3. Pedestrian Lighting Primer
U.S. Department of Transportation

Chapter 4. Pedestrian Safety: NHTSA Needs to Decide Whether to Include Pedestrian Safety Tests in Its New Car Assessment Program
United States Government Accountability Office


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