National Observational Survey of Pedestrian Behaviour at Crosswalks


Pedestrian injury is one of the major road safety problems in Israel where pedestrians typically present a third of the total road accident fatalities and about a tenth of the total injuries. Improper infrastructure characteristics, unsafe pedestrian behaviour, vulnerability of certain pedestrian groups or improper interaction between pedestrians and crosswalk arrangements appear among factors contributing to pedestrian accidents. Observational surveys are one of the ways for studying these factors. A national observational survey of pedestrian behaviour was initiated in Israel aiming at characterization of pedestrian behaviour at crossings and providing a basis for long-term monitoring.

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