Analysis of pedestrian crashes
- Published: USA National Highways Traffic Safety Administration, 2003
- Authors: M. daSilva, J. Smith and W. Najm
- Date Added: 02 Feb 2013
- Last Update: 20 Mar 2013
Analysis of pedestrian RTIs in North America to inform a development programme for vehicle RTI avoidance systems.
Analysis of a four year dataset (1995-98) to establish common pre-RTI scenarios.
The most common scenario was vehicle going straight on and pedestrian crossing at non-junction.
A very high proportion of drivers reported obscured vision in scenarios where the pedestrian darted on to the road.
Almost 60 per cent of RTIs in which the pedestrian was walking along the road at a non-junction occurred at night.
Pedestrian fatalities, statistics, scenarios, vehicle manoeuvres
Although the data set is old it is large and findings relating to pre-RTI scenarios are fairly unusual amongst other studies.