HFASt research on vulnerable road user safety gets featured in The Guardian

Our lab’s research on visual checks during right turns at red light got featured in a recent news article on the Guardian.

The article examines the increasing pedestrian deaths in the US and discussing whether allowing right turns during red light should be re-evaluated. Prof. Birsen Donmez gave an interview explaining how the drivers could fail looking at the correct spots for pedestrians when turning right at red light because the driver also has to attend to the incoming traffic to seize traffic gap for an opportunity to make the turn.

To read the full news article and Prof. Birsen Donmez’s interview and insights, please visit the Guardian page.

You can read more about our on-road studies investigating the visual attention allocation on turns and vulnerable road user safety by visiting our publications.