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ERIC Number: EJ931935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Effects of Pedestrian Prompts on Motorist Yielding at Crosswalks
Crowley-Koch, Brian J.; Van Houten, Ron; Lim, Eunyoung
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v44 n1 p121-126 Spr 2011
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. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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