4.6 Pedestrian Gap Acceptance Training
The purpose of pedestrian gap acceptance training is to help pedestrians learn to make better road crossing decisions, which may reduce the incidence of crossing-related injuries and fatalities. This can include video-based training and feedback geared towards improving pedestrian judgment of speed and/or distance of oncoming traffic.
Effectiveness Concerns: This countermeasure has been examined in few research studies. While there is some evidence that certain approaches may lead to limited positive outcomes, There are insufficient evaluation data available to conclude that the countermeasure is effective.
Further information about the known research, potential effectiveness, costs, use, and time to implement is available in Appendix A8, Section 4.6.