The Flashing Right Turn Signal with Pedestrian Indication: Human Factors Studies to Understand the Potential of a New Signal to Increase Awareness of and Attention to Crossing Pedestrians

The Flashing Turn Signal Head with Pedestrian Indication (which we will abbreviate as Flashing Pedestrian Indicator, or FPI) has been one proposed solution to reduce pedestrian crashes at signalized intersections. The FPI alternates between a yellow arrow and pedestrian symbol. Consider a right-turning driver. If the pedestrian button is pressed for the conflicting crosswalk (to the right), the Walk pedestrian signal would come up, and instead of a green arrow the driver would see the FPI. This signal has two potential benefits. First, it can increase the awareness of pedestrians crossing or planning to cross and second, it can encourage scanning to the right for pedestrians in and around the roadway.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $52505.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV30 977-13

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Ponnaluri, Raj

      El-Urfali, Alan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida State University

      1107 W. Call St.
      B432, Department of Psychology
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32306-4301
    • Principal Investigators:

      Charness, Neil

      Boot, Walter

    • Start Date: 20150430
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20151201
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39628

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01562679
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV30 977-13
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 2 2015 1:00AM