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Pedestrian safety at signalized intersections operating the flashing yellow arrow

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dc.contributor.advisor Hurwitz, David
dc.creator Tuss, Halston
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-10T20:38:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-10T20:38:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-09-21
dc.date.issued 2012-09-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/34335
dc.description Graduation date: 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract At signalized intersections, pedestrians are considered to be amongst the most vulnerable. When in the crosswalk at intersections without protected left-turn phasing, pedestrians are particularly at risk from left-turning vehicles. Until recently, a wide variety of indications were in use across the US to indicate a permissive left-turn condition to the driver. In Oregon, the Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) has been used to indicate the permissive left-turn condition for approximately 10 years. With the addition of the FYA in the 2009 MUTCD, it is likely that its use will continue to increase nationally. Though many operational and safety issues have been studied about the FYA indication, this research proposes to fully investigate factors that influence driver behavior in the context of the permissive left-turn conflict with pedestrians. Specifically, the research seeks to study driver glance behavior to identify reasons why drivers are, "looking at but not seeing" pedestrians in or near the crosswalk or not searching for the presence of pedestrians at all. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Transportation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Traffic signs and signals -- Safety measures en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pedestrian crosswalks -- Safety measures en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Roads -- Interchanges and intersections -- Safety measures en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motor vehicle drivers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Left-turn lanes -- Safety measures en_US
dc.title Pedestrian safety at signalized intersections operating the flashing yellow arrow en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Norcross, Marc
dc.contributor.committeemember Hunter-Zaworski, Kate
dc.contributor.committeemember Wang, Haizhong
dc.description.peerreview no en_us


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