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    differences in illegal crossing: Are men more likely to take bigger risks than woman? Introduction Road crossing behaviour in areas where drivers don’t expect pedestrians to cross the street is a calculated risk taken by many people in an attempt to avoid walking a long distance or in order to get to their destination quickly. However, this unsafe behavior of people crossing a street where laws do not permit can lead to severe consequences. For example, in Romania in 2009 in terms of breaking the regulations among pedestrians 7 out of 10 incidents were caused by illegal crossing (Călinoiu, Minca, & Furtunescu, 2012). In an effort to provide a greater understanding of pedestrian behaviour, in the data analysed in a research in 2008, scientists investigated the frequency of people from different age groups and different gender crossing where there is no crosswalk. Although there was no illegal crossing involved in this study, the data collected had interesting results as 37 females and 148 men crossed at an unmarked crosswalk (Mitman, Ragland, & Zegeer,2008). Could this data suggest that men are more likely to take risks than women or it is just because at the time the information was collected there were more men present?…

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    Approximately 260 feet east of the crosswalk, there is a yellow pedestrian crossing sign, posted on the north shoulder of Fletcher Avenue. Approximately 157 feet east of the area of impact, there are white reflective roadway markings in both westbound lanes, indicating a pedestrian crossing. Approximately 44 feet east of the crosswalk, there is white, reflective stopbar across both westbound traffic lanes. Parallel with the east crosswalk line, on the north shoulder Fletcher Avenue as well as…

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    Etse Lossou 10424363 Topic: Impact of Traffic Congestion on Commuters; a case study of Accra-Kasoa Road Literature Review Road Traffic congestion has always been a major problem all over the world. Both the developed and developing countries are battling with the problem but with different degree of commitment. On the 14 of October 2014, a study from INRIX and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) revealed that the total cumulative cost of congestion in the UK’s economy is…

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    When it comes to Automobile Alignment Grand Junction CO residents should understand it's importance. Having wheels aligned should be part of regular vehicle maintenance. The good news is, that it's not something that has to be done as often as an oil change, or some other types of maintenance. Usually, it will only have to be done when new tires are bought. Though, in some cases it may have to be done more often. If one is involved in an auto accident for example, or even if one hits a large pot…

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    Garrett Morgan Essay

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    “The Morgan traffic signal was a T-shaped pole unit that featured three positons: Stop, Go, and an all direction stop position. This ‘third position’ halted traffic in all directions to allow pedestrians to cross streets more safely (A&E Networks Television).” This was huge due to the fact that many people did not own cars and there were many people who traveled by bicycle, as well as animal powered wagons. This idea was one of the first traffic signals that at helped lead to the creation of…

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    Pedestrian Safety Essay

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    The biggest problem is at crosswalks pedestrian may not be really safe. For instance, pedestrians are not safe when no one is around to make the driver pay attention. Pedestrians are not just walkers they are people doing all kinds of activities, for example Bikers, Joggers, Roller bladers/roller skaters, Skateboarders, Scooters, Walkers. Throughout my research and surveys the main focus is trying to find out what it is that 's causing these drivers not to obey the laws and watch out for…

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    Informal Campus Rules

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    when you get to campus? How do you interact with other users of the road (e.g., pedestrians, cyclists, drivers – for example, whether and how you stop for them)? Interviewee #1: I get around campus by foot. I live near campus, so I typically take the bus every so often to and from campus, but if not I just walk. I usually get to campus 10-20 minutes before any of my classes, and so I go to my first class when I get to campus. As a pedestrian, I usually cross the street whenever I feel it is…

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    Introduction Legally pedestrians in the United States always have the “right of way” when interacting with vehicle traffic, and therefore factors like location should not impact pedestrian safety. We wanted to observe if there are any location-based norms of pedestrian-driver interactions and assess whether these differences suggest different allocations of road sharing between pedestrians and drivers. A 2005 paper by Kameda, Takezawa, and Hastie, examines an adaptationist approach to social…

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    subdivision is one of the largest subdivisions in our state. It is a wonderful community with neighbors that care about their homes and other neighbors. We are extremely lucky to have Sangaree Elementary School and Sangaree Intermediate School located next to each other. However, this causes traffic problems as the schools begin and end at the same time, not to mention that Sangaree Middle School is just blocks away. The Sangaree Elementary School and Sangaree Intermediate School have had…

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    As far back as we can remember, human interaction has been a key factor in the daily lives of anyone living on planet earth, but what happens when that is no longer the case? In a world engulfed by technology, this is becoming an all to possible reality; most of the time it seems as though everyone is constantly glued to a screen. In this case, the year is 2053 AD and the problem has progressed to the point where people no longer leave their houses. In the pedestrian, Ray Bradbury uses…

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