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Headlamps and pedestrian injuries
This study examined existing U.S. data on the contribution of headlamp hardware to pedestrian injuries in crashes. Three sets of pedestrian crash data were used. The first set included all police-reported pedestrian crashes from five states. The analyzed variable was the initial point of impact on...
The conspicuity of first-responder safety garments.
A study was conducted on a closed track in both daytime and nighttime conditions to compare the conspicuity of three different types of safety garment for use by first responders; NFPA 1971 turnout gear coats, and ANSI/ISEA 107 and 207 safety vests. Eight participants, balanced for gender and age,...
The roles of garment design and scene complexity in the daytime conspicuity of high-visibility safety apparel
Introduction: This study examines the effects of high-visibility garment design on daytime pedestrian conspicuity in work zones. Factors assessed were garment color, amount of background material, pedestrian arm motion, scene complexity, and driver age. Method: The study was conducted in...