Road crossings and mobile phones: Perceptions and behaviours

The safety of pedestrian crossings is a high priority for Australia and effort is underway to improve safety systems at crossings. The purpose of this research is to examine the psychosocial factors that can influence pedestrian crossing behaviours, and factors that could be related to the use of countermeasures to reduce distracted walking. An online survey of Queensland residents will be conducted to understand the psychosocial and other factors associated with distracted walking and use of countermeasures.

Crossing roads forms a minor part of total walking, but presents the highest risk because of the interaction with motor vehicles.

The objective of this research is two-fold: 1) understand the psychosocial factors that contribute to distracted walking behaviours, and 2) determine the factors that could be related to use of countermeasures to reduce distracted walking.


Funding / Grants

  • CARRS-Q (2019 - 2020)