Driver behavior in yielding to sighted and blind pedestrians at roundabouts

Duane R. Geruschat, Shirin E. Hassan

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Abstract

This study evaluated drivers' behavior in yielding the right-of-way to sighted and blind pedestrians who stood at different stopping distances from the crosswalk lines at entry and exit lanes at two different roundabouts. The findings demonstrate that drivers' willingness to yield to pedestrians is affected by whether they are attempting to cross at the entry or exit to the roundabout and, under some conditions, by the presence of a long cane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-302
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Volume99
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation

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