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Characteristic Analysis of Aged Pedestrians Crossing Roads
Published October 03, 2012 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Traffic accidents causing pedestrians fatalities accounted for 32% of all traffic accidents in 2006. Especially, aged pedestrians have been very often involved in traffic accidents, for which countermeasures have to be taken. In order to investigate situations that aged pedestrians crossing roads could be involved in traffic accidents, experiments to measure the timing of when aged pedestrians judged to cross roads while a vehicle was moving to approach them, were conducted. It was analyzed how an aged pedestrian's judgment to cross a road could be affected by the variety of a vehicle velocity or a distance between a pedestrian and a moving vehicle. Additionally, the characteristic of judgments by aged pedestrians to be able to cross roads was compared with that of judgments by pedestrians aged 20s to 40s.