Effects of pedestrian prompts on motorist yielding at crosswalks.


Pedestrian safety is a serious concern at busy intersections and pedestrian campuses across the nation. Although crosswalks and signs inform pedestrians where to cross, there is no standard protocol for pedestrians to signal drivers that they wish to use the crosswalks, except to stand in or at the crosswalk. We examined the effects of two pedestrian prompts, a raised hand and extended arm, on motorist yielding at uncontrolled crosswalks. The two prompts were effective at increasing yielding.

DOI: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-121

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@article{CROWLEYKOCH2011EffectsOP, title={Effects of pedestrian prompts on motorist yielding at crosswalks.}, author={BRIAN J. CROWLEY-KOCH and Ron Van Houten and Eunyoung Lim}, journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis}, year={2011}, volume={44 1}, pages={121-6} }