【Brownbag】Neighborhood Traffic Environment Improvement Program and Traffic Safety

  • 研討會日期 : 2024-01-19
  • 時間 : 12:10
  • 主講人 : Professor Po-Chun Huang
  • 地點 : Conference Room B110
  • 演講者簡介 : Professor Po-Chun Huang received his PhD from Michigan State University in 2017. He is currently an Associate Professor at National Chengchi University. His research interests are Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics.
  • 演講摘要 : To reduce the occurrence of road traffic accidents or the damage they cause, road markings and signs are commonly used to remind pedestrians and drivers to be cautious on the road. This study assessed Taipei’s Neighborhood Traffic Environment Improvement Program’s impact on road safety. The program involves extensive planning of marked pedestrian lanes on streets, lanes, and alleys, adjusting no-parking red and yellow lines, and painting slow-down and speed limit signs, etc. Using Poisson difference-in-differences and administrative data on traffic accidents, we find that the policy significantly decreases the number of daytime accidents by 5% and injuries by 8%, while the number of nighttime accidents and injuries is not affected. The program's effectiveness was influenced by sufficient sunlight, and we recommend providing adequate lighting in lanes and alleys to help road users clearly identify road markings and signs at night.
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