Projected pedestrian crossing Within the Zero Injury Concept "Vision Zero"
The number of accidents involving pedestrians in some regions reaches 40% or more of the total number of accidents. Pedestrians are the most unprotected road users, as they receive the most serious injuries. The goal of the project is to make pedestrian crossings as illuminated and safe as possible at night.
How does it work?
Pedestrian crossings are equipped with special devices for projecting road markings, it is important to understand that the technology does not replace the pedestrian crossing, but duplicates it in the dark and bad weather (fog, snow, rain), most often it is under such conditions that the maximum number of accidents with pedestrians occurs. This technology is used in different countries.
The essence of the technology is as follows. Depending on the width of the roadway, special projectors are installed above the roadway, which project road markings (pedestrian crosswalks). The number of projectors depends on the width of the roadway, but always no more than 1 projector per 2 lanes. This creates a light corridor that completely duplicates the pedestrian crossing (" zebra crossing").
At the moment when a person begins to move along the "zebra", the illumination makes it more noticeable. Drivers can see the pedestrian and the projected road markings from 150 meters away, while the projection is clearly visible over puddles, slush and snow. 50 meters before the zebra crossing, another projector is installed, projecting markings on the road (a sign of approaching a pedestrian crossing). It warns the driver in advance of approaching the pedestrian crossing, which makes the "zebra" even more noticeable