I-STREET Initiative – Evaluation of Intelligent School Zone Beacon and Vehicle – Cyclist Detection and Warning System

Principal Investigator: Eakta Jain

Sponsor: Florida Department of Transportation

Start Date: September 17, 2018

End Date: March 31, 2020

Amount: $226,808


In order to alert the distracted drivers of speeding in a school zone, several different approaches have emerged including engineering, education and enforcement. One of technological solution includes using GPS and cell phone technology that can send an alert or warning message on the driver’s cell phone if the driver of the vehicles does not reduce the speed of the vehicle in a school zone. This study will evaluate the safety performance of this category of technological solution. A secondary benefit of the same application is the potential to alert the driver if there is a cyclist in the vicinity and in return alert the cyclist of an approaching vehicle. The second objective will be to evaluate the safety performance of vehicle-cyclist alert application.

More Information: https://trid.trb.org/view/1758620