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Skyltning av hållplats som används vid skolskjutsning: pilotförsök
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4790-7094
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2003 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

A pilot study was conducted with the aim to find a solution that would

increase the safety for children waiting for, entering or exiting the school

bus. The concept is based on the idea to design a system for children that

guarantee that the children are able to wait for the school transportation in

a safe way and, at the same time, that the children will be visible for the

school bus driver and other road users, which in turn, hopefully will make

them adapt their driving behaviour (e.g. speed and lateral position)

according to the situation. The experiment consisted of several different

activities: - A market analyses of possible existing related systems -

Construction of a bus stop including a dynamic sign with flashing/running

lights - Exchange of experience with the help of discussions with a reference

group (drivers, parents, children) - Measures of drivers' behaviour by: ;

Speed measurements ; Lateral position ; Telephone interviews with passing

drivers in order to find out what they have observed.

The results show that it

is possible to construct a bus stop including a sign with flashing/running

lights that is activated automatically with help of radio transmitters

carried by the child. The results, furthermore, showed that the driving

behaviour changed due to this particular bus stop system. The average speed

was reduced and the safety distances to the bus stop were increased.

Moreover, there was an acceptance for the system among the children, parents

and the drivers. Although several issues need to be further scrutinized, the

authors can recommend a system like this to improve the safety for children

waiting for and entering a school bus or exiting it on their way home from


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI rapport 494 , 2003.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, School transport, Bus stop, Flashing light, Child, Accident prevention, Driver, Behaviour, Speed, In situ, Test
Research subject
Road: Highway design, Road: Safety devices; Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, Road: Taxi, paratransit and school transport
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6359OAI: diva2:675235
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