A Study on Safe School Zone System using LabVIEW

  • Kim, Kyung-Hwa (Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Korea Maritime University) ;
  • Shim, Joon-Hwan (Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Korea Maritime University)
  • Received : 2009.12.04
  • Accepted : 2010.11.05
  • Published : 2010.11.30


The total number of deaths by traffic accidents is decreasing every year in our country. However, in 2009, children died in traffic accidents at a rate of 2.3 deaths per 100,000 children, which was higher than the average of OECD countries (1.9 deaths per 100,000 children). In particular, traffic accidents are showing rapid increase in school zone during the past 2 years because of problems in the designation and management of school zone. Traffic safety facilities such as road sign, reflector mirror, speed bump have the ultimate limit of vehicle accidents prevention. Thus, in school zone, children safety is still not guaranteed due to illegal parking and the absence of driver's awareness of safety. Therefore, In order to protect children from traffic accidents within school zones, we have realized a safe school zone system, which enables the drivers to better know the intended school zones and creates pedestrian environment through unmanned monitoring camera, using LabVIEW.


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