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TitleEvaluation of Smart School Zone infrastructure in South Australia
AuthorsMackenzie JRR, Ponte G, Kloeden CN
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThis study presents an analysis into the effectiveness of a smart school zone system, installed outside a high school in Adelaide, South Australia. The system detects the presence of pedestrians within the school zone and then alerts any motorists who are approaching the zone at a speed greater than 25 km/h to ‘CHECK SPEED’ with a flashing message sign. The analysis compares vehicle speeds during periods when the message sign was not active to periods when the sign was active. Speeds were compared for three daily periods of interest; a morning pedestrian activity peak (prior to school), an afternoon pedestrian activity peak (after school) and an inter-peak (during school hours). The results indicated that the activation of the message sign was associated with speeds being reduced during the morning peak by up to 1.8 km/h along with more minor reductions during the inter-peak and afternoon peak periods.
Conference Name2022 Australasian Road Safety Conference
Conference AbbreviationARSC22
Conference LocationChristchurch, New Zealand
Conference Date28-30 September 2022

Mackenzie JRR, Ponte G, Kloeden CN (2022). Evaluation of Smart School Zone infrastructure in South Australia. 2022 Australasian Road Safety Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 28-30 September 2022.