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Walking Accident Characteristics and Walking Factors for Road Crossing of the Transportation Vulnerable in the Case of Yeosu
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 6,  2016, pp.439-448
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.6.439
 Title & Authors
Walking Accident Characteristics and Walking Factors for Road Crossing of the Transportation Vulnerable in the Case of Yeosu
Kim, Sang Gu;
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 Abstract
The population over 65 years old is 12.7% of total population in 2014 and Korea is going to be an aged society in the near future. The transportation vulnerable including the aged should be guaranteed in walking mobility under safe and comfortable environment for their socio-economic activities. For the era of fusion and convergence this paper investigated the characteristics of walking accidents related to the aged pedestrians and analyzed the aged-oriented walking factors with a reaction time and a walking speed at crosswalks in Yeosu. In the results, the crashes for the aged occur at 9.9% of total crashes and the fatalities of the aged are 40.3% of total fatalities in 2014. The 47.4% of the aged fatalities is also attributed to vehicle-to-pedestrian accidents. The 49.3% of all pedestrian fatalities occurs at the aged pedestrians with a very high proportion. The reaction time and walking speed for the aged were determined as the values located at the lower 15%-tile of the elderly physical ability. It is shown that the reaction time is 4.56 seconds and the walking speed is 0.76 m/s in the case of Yeosu. From two factors` standpoint, the walking environment at crosswalks in Yeosu is inappropriate for the aged.
 Keywords
Fusion and Convergence;Transportation Vulnerable;The Aged;Walking;Reaction Time;Walking Speed;
 Language
Korean
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