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Study Results from Nanyang Technological University Broaden Understanding of Risk Management

February 21, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Fresh data on Risk Management are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Singapore, Singapore, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Gap acceptance of violating pedestrians was studied at seven stretches of signalised pedestrian crossings in Singapore. The provision of the traffic light signals provide a 'safer' crossing option to these pedestrians, as compared to uncontrolled crossings and mid-block arterial roads."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Nanyang Technological University, "However, there are still people choosing to cross at the riskier period (Red Man phase). The paper discusses about the size of traffic gaps rejected and accepted by pedestrians and the behaviour of riskier pedestrians (those adapting partial gap)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The likelihood of pedestrians accepting gaps between vehicular traffic as a combination of different influencing independent variables such as traffic, environmental and personal factors was studied and modelled using logistic regression."

For more information on this research see: Gap acceptance of violators at signalised pedestrian crossings. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014;62():178-185. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Accident Analysis and Prevention - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/336)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P.P. Koh, Nanyang Technological University, Sch Civil & Environm Engn, Center Infrastruct Syst, Singapore 639798, Singapore.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Risk Management

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