AN EVALUATION OF SAFETY AT HIGHWAY-RAILWAY GRADE CROSSINGS. FINAL REPORT

An attitudinal survey was used to evaluate driver attitude concerning the hazard at railroad grade crossings, citizen appraisal of properties for improving grade crossing safety, driver evaluation of possible warning systems for crossings, and the development of the general design of a proposed new advance warning system. The research indicates that the respondents considered railroad grade crossings more hazardous than several other highway hazards. However, all hazards were, at most, only considered moderately hazardous. The improvement of safety at railroad grade crossings was given high priority by the respondents. An overhead changeable message sign was the most preferred method of warning at railroad grade crossing. It was concluded that a field installation is desirable. (HSL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Urbanik II, Thomas
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: 163 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP-11
  • Contract Numbers: DOT/HS-011869
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 15 1976 12:00AM