Skyltning av hållplats som används vid skolskjutsning: pilotförsök

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Torbjörn Falkmer
Helena Hellsten

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.

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