Peltzman Effect as a Potential Obstacle to Pedestrian Safety Policy

This study examined whether the Peltzman effect was a reliable predictor of risky behavior at crosswalks. Pedestrians were observed at marked and unmarked crosswalks at a university campus in order to see whether their behavior varied as a function of whether crosswalks explicitly indicated that drivers should yield to pedestrians.

Michael L. Ekema-Agbaw, Benjamin A. Martin, Zack J. Robinson, Cory Furrow
Virginia Tech

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