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PW 2332 Investigation of pedestrians’ traffic safety behavior in tabriz
  1. Morteza Haghighi1,
  2. Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani2,
  3. Mahsa Rezazadeh3,
  4. Razieh Sheikhzadeh3,
  5. Fatemeh Bakhtari4
  1. 1Health Education and Promotion, Department of Health Education and Promotion, Student Research Committee, Faculty of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  2. 2Department of Epidemiology, School of Health, Road Traffic Injury Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  3. 3Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, faculty of health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
  4. 4Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran


Introduction Pedestrians are the most vulnerable victims of road traffic crashes. Pedestrian injuries accounts for a high portion of road traffic burden with grate psychological, social and economical damage. The purpose of this study was to investigate Pedestrians’ Traffic Safety behavior in Tabriz city.

Method This study was a cross-sectional study using observational methods and checklists to collect data. This study conducted in second municipal area of Tabriz city. Each intersection in this area was filmed for six days in certain hours, 15 min a day. Information was extracted using a checklist and analyzed by SPSS software ver.22. Results: In this study, most people were in the age group of approximately 18–34 years (61.6%), male pedestrians were more than women (55.1% male). 24.3% of pedestrians crossed the street, Without paying attention to traffic signs. 20.6% of pedestrians were using at least one distraction (mobile, hand-held, etc.) when crossing the intersections. The most common cause of distraction was talking with a friend (11.3%) and then using mobile (3.6%). overall 13.5 percent of pedestrians had unsafe traffic behavior during crossing the streets that 8.1% of them were accompanied by a type of distraction. We also observed a significant relationship between distraction and unsafe behavior and age group with pedestrian distraction (p<0.05).

Discussion Identifying factors associated with pedestrians’ unsafe traffic behavior and role of distractions on pedestrians’ unsafe behavior would help to promote safe behaviors by appropriate behavioral and educational interventions.

  • Keyword: Pedestrians
  • traffic safety behaviors
  • Tabriz

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