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TitleRoad user perception of safety at Safe System intersections
AuthorsStokes CS, Raftery SJ, Woolley JE
Year2019
TypeJournal Article
AbstractKey Findings

• Survey respondents perceive roundabout controlled intersections to be safer than stop or give way controlled intersections in both rural and metro scenarios.

• Survey respondents perceive plateau (raised platform) intersections to be less safe than stop or give way controlled intersections in metro scenarios.

• Study findings suggest that public perception of the benefits of increasingly Safe System aligned intersection designs are tied to their familiarity to the public.

Abstract

This study examined driver perceptions of safety at metro and regional intersections with different types of control. Data was collected using an on-line survey with 696 participants drawn from the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia’s Member Panel. Results demonstrate a greater perception of safety associated with the use of roundabouts, yet a reduced perception of safety associated with a lesser known Safe System aligned design of raised plateaus, suggesting a need for greater public awareness of the benefits of less well known treatments.

PublisherAustralasian College of Road Safety
Journal TitleJournal of the Australasian College of Road Safety
Journal Volume (Issue)30(2)
Page Range29-36
NotesAvailable online in ACRS journal https://acrs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Road-user-perception-of-Safety-at-Safe-System-Intersections1.pdf

Reference
Stokes CS, Raftery SJ, Woolley JE (2019) 'Road user perception of safety at Safe System intersections', Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 30(2), pp 29-36.