Observation and analysis of driver behavior at intersections in malfunction flash mode

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dc.contributor.author Truong, Y-Thao en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-22T15:46:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-22T15:46:01Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-19 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/26561
dc.description.abstract Drivers are expected to traverse through an intersection in malfunctioning flash mode in the same manner as a stop-sign controlled intersection. Red/red flash corresponds to four-way stop control and yellow/red flash corresponds to two-way stop control. However, at a red flashing signal there is no assurance that a driver can see the cross street indication (i.e., yellow or red flash) and therefore does not know if the intersection is operating as a two-way or four-way flash. In addition, some drivers appear unclear on the rules at a flashing signal. This confusion makes the intersection more accident prone. This study builds upon several previous studies, using data extracted from existing files. The objective of this study is to determine the level of drivers' understanding of the flash control through an analysis of violation rates and types at recorded intersection in malfunction flash. Comparing these violation rates to those at comparable stop-control intersections will help illustrate the difference in drivers' understanding of these similar intersection control devices. en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.subject Malfunction flash en_US
dc.subject Driver behavior en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Traffic signs and signals
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic traffic controls
dc.subject.lcsh Traffic safety
dc.subject.lcsh Motor vehicle drivers
dc.title Observation and analysis of driver behavior at intersections in malfunction flash mode en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Civil and Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.description.advisor Committee Chair: Hunter, Michael; Committee Member: Meyer, Michael; Committee Member: Rodgers, Michael en_US

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