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Distraction and Attitudes Towards Safe Pedestrian Behaviour
Pedestrians account for around 14% of Australian road deaths annually. International research suggests that pedestrian distraction from smart phones may lead to greater risk of trauma. Ownership of smart phones in Australia is high, suggesting this…
Pedestrian-Cyclist Conflict Minimisation on Shared Paths and Footpaths
The interaction between pedestrians and cyclists is increasingly causing safety concerns, exacerbated by the use of wheeled recreational devices, including wheelchairs, powered scooters and gophers. Some of these concerns are real and others are…
Preventing Crashes Involving Intoxicated Pedestrians Stage 1 Report:The extent and Nature of the Problem Stage 2: An Analysis of Australian Coronial Records, 1999-2001
A literature review carried out as an earlier stage of this project concluded that there is a dearth of information regarding the basic circumstances of alcohol-affected pedestrian crashes. The present study reports a detailed analysis of crashes…
Potential Improvements for Non-Motorised and Vulnerable (Unprotected) Users in the Road System
The main project objective was to provide transport authorities with potential improvements which will assist them to cater effectively for the needs and expectations of customers who use non-motorised forms of transport as well as those considered…
Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety: Recent Developments
The purpose of the report is to review developments in pedestrian and cyclist safety, particularly over the last ten years, with a view to identifying emerging issues and practice and describing new insights into pedestrian and cyclist safety.…
Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety: Investigation of Accidents in Different Road Environments
This report presents the results of a comparison of pedestrian and bicycle casualty accident characteristics in the CBDs, inner metropolitan areas and outer metropolitan areas of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Preliminary examination of crashes in…
Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety: Pedestrian Crashes at Pedestrian Facilities
All pedestrian crashes in the NSW and Victorian databases for the years 1990-1994 were analysed. A sample of crashes at each of the principal types of pedestrian facility was drawn from the crash data set and the accident report form for each crash…
Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety: Comparisons of Pedestrians Accidents in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland
This report presents the results of a comparison of pedestrian and bicycle accidents in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Cross-tabulations were provided by the road authorities in the three States. Variables which were used in the cross…
Alcohol-Impaired Pedestrian Crashes
Pedestrian alcohol impairment is a factor in almost half of all crashes involving pedestrians over the age of 16 years. This report presents a summary of the current state of knowledge on alcohol impairment and pedestrian crashes and sets broad…