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Analysis of Factors Affecting Non-compliance with the Red Light Signal at City Intersections Equipped with Traffic Signaling

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 844)

Abstract

The main causes of road collisions in Polish cities include disrespecting the priority of way rule and failing to keep safe distance between vehicles, however, according to statistics, running a red signal is another common cause of road accidents (the cause of 3.9% accidents and 1.6% collisions). The authors of this study have made an attempt to identify the factors which condition this kind of behavior and the degree of non-compliance with the traffic signaling by traffic users, including drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Research was conducted for each group of the road users. Investigations of incidents connected with going/driving through a red signal were conducted. The total number of road users of the analyzed traffic stream, the number of persons who failed to comply with traffic signaling, their gender and age, traffic conditions as well as time that has passed since traffic signaling turned on until running a red signal. The tests results show that it is the amount the time the motorist have to spend waiting to leave an intersection has the largest influence on non-compliance with traffic signaling.

Keywords

Traffic signaling Road traffic safety Red signal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Construction, Architecture and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Technology and Life SciencesBydgoszczPoland

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