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Crosswalk countdown timers: A mixed blessing

July 07, 2014 @ 00:11 By: gordon Category: General

A story on NPR that was mentioned on Slashdot a couple of days ago talks about something that I’ve been wondering for a while: are countdown timers on crosswalks at intersections leading to a decrease in pedestrian accidents at the cost of an increase in the number of vehicle accidents at these intersections? According to the NPR story, the research seems to suggest they are. (more…)