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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-13-0081
Project Name:   Countdown Pedestrian Signal's Legibility and Comprehension Without Flashing Hand
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  June 24, 2013
End Date:  June 30, 2015
Contact Information
Last Name:  Shurbutt
First Name:  Jim
Telephone:  202-493-3420
E-mail:  jimmy.shurbutt@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:   Human Factors Team [HRDS-30]
Program:   Safety Innovation Deployment
Project detail
Project Description:   This project will conduct field evaluations using pedestrians to the effectiveness of adding a flashing DON’T WALK symbol to pedestrian countdown signals and the ability of those with low vision to comprehend and detect such symbols.
Goals:  
To provide empirical evidence of the effectiveness of adding a flashing DON’T WALK symbol to pedestrian countdown signals and the ability of those with low vision to comprehend and detect such symbols. 
Test Methodology:   Multielement
Partners:   Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Safety Research and Development; Role(s): Technical
Expected Benefits:   Please refer to www.pooledfund.org for a list of the current benefits.
FHWA Topics:   Safety--Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
TRT Terms:   Traffic Control
Pedestrians
Visually Impaired
Signals
Signs
Research
Safety
FHWA Disciplines:   Operations
Safety
Civil Rights
Design
Subject Areas:   Design
Highways
Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Policy
Research
Safety and Human Factors

 

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