Cyclists' red-light running behaviours

An examination of risk-taking, opportunistic, and law-obeying behaviours

Chih Wei Pai, Rong Chang Jou

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摘要

Literature has suggested that bicyclists' red-light violations (RLVs) tend not to cause accidents although RLV is a frequent and typical bicyclist's behaviour. High association between bicyclist RLVs and accidents were, however, revealed in Taiwan. The current research explores bicyclists' RLVs by classifying crossing behaviours into three distinct manners: risk-taking, opportunistic, and law-obeying. Other variables, as well as bicyclists' crossing behaviours, were captured through the use of video cameras that were installed at selected intersections in Taoyuan County, Taiwan. Considering the unobserved heterogeneity, this research develops a mixed logit model of bicyclists' three distinct crossing behaviours. Several variables (pupils in uniform, speed limit with 60 km/h) appear to have heterogeneous effects, lending support to the use of mixed logit models in bicyclist RLV research. Several factors were found to significantly increase the likelihood of bicyclists' risky behaviours, most notably: intersections with short red-light duration, T/Y intersections, when riders were pupils in uniform, when riders were riding electric bicycles, when riders were unhelmeted. Implications of the research findings, and the concluding remarks, are finally provided.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)191-198
頁數8
期刊Accident Analysis and Prevention
62
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2014

指紋

Risk-Taking
Light
examination
Law
Pupil
pupil
Taiwan
Research
accident
Accidents
Logistic Models
speed limit
bicycle
lending
Bicycles
Video cameras
video
cause

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Law
  • Medicine(all)

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