Collisions as Spatial Events

Authored by: Becky P.Y. Loo , Tessa Kate Anderson

Spatial Analysis Methods of Road Traffic Collisions

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  December  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439874127
eBook ISBN: 9781439874134
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b18937-2

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Abstract

Throughout the world hundreds of millions of motor vehicles mix with billions of people. A pedestrian crossing a busy street tries to make eye contact with the approaching motorist. Will he slow down? The motorist tries to divine the intentions of the pedestrian. Will he give way? Shall I? Shan’t I? Will he? Won’t he? As the distance between them closes, signals implicit and explicit pass between them at the speed of light. Risk is perceived as risk acted upon. It changes in the twinkling of an eye as eye lights upon it.

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