Evaluation of Before and After Measures to Curb Distracted Walking

Description: Distracted walking has become one of the safety concerns as it has caused fatalities and injuries worldwide. Distracted walking has not received similar policies and effective interventions as distracted driving to improve safety. As the use of mobile devices continues to dominate our personal and professional life, the incidences of injuries and fatalities involving distracted pedestrians are expected to rise. Thus, there is a need to propose and evaluate measures to reduce the impacts of distracted walking to improve pedestrian and other road users’ safety. Intellectual Merit: this research will propose and evaluate potential measures for their effectiveness in reducing the incidences of distracted walking. Broader Impacts: The findings of the research also will provide important information to the public on the negative impacts of distracted walking on safety. Technology Transfer Plan: The research findings will be presented to transportation agencies, public officials, and enforcement agencies to implement effective measures to curb distracted walking to improve the safety of all road users.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $64545
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747117

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      South Carolina State University

      300 College Street NE
      Orangeburg, South Carolina  United States  29117

      Benedict College

      1600 Harden Street
      Columbia, South Carolina  United States  29204

      Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

      Clemson University
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634
    • Managing Organizations:

      South Carolina State University

      300 College Street NE
      Orangeburg, South Carolina  United States  29117
    • Project Managers:

      Mwakalonge, Judith

    • Performing Organizations:

      South Carolina State University

      300 College Street NE
      Orangeburg, South Carolina  United States  29117

      Benedict College

      1600 Harden Street
      Columbia, South Carolina  United States  29204
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mwakalonge, Judith

      Hong, Jae-Dong

      Comert, Gurcan

    • Start Date: 20190131
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200201
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01838150
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747117
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 4 2022 2:15PM