Baseline Road Safety Research Program: Understanding and improving safety at signalised intersections.

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The previous Baseline Intersection Safety project primarily addressed the issues facing motor vehicle drivers at signalised intersections. In the five years to 30 June 2018, however, around 40 pedestrians were killed and 720 seriously injured at signalised intersections across Victoria. Pedestrians are considerably more vulnerable than drivers at intersections, often being provided limited time to cross heavily trafficked multi-lane roads operating at speeds outside Safe System boundaries. Pedestrians are frequently put into conflict with turning traffic, including with heavy vehicles overlapping pedestrian refuge space during left turns, and while crossing left-turn slip lanes.

This study aims to develop a better understanding of the human factors issues at signalised intersections relating to interactions between pedestrians and motor vehicle drivers based on a reviews of the published literature, standards and guidelines and an enhanced aggregate crash data analysis.

This project is intended to provide the background for a subsequent phase that will use real-world video footage to conduct an in-depth examination of pedestrian (and micromobility user, which is not available in existing aggregate crash data) behaviour while negotiating signalised intersections.
Effective start/end date1/02/2428/02/25


  • Road Safety
  • intersection safety
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Pedestrian
  • intersection design
  • Baseline