Innovative and cooperative leadership to improve safety at Australian level crossings

Collisions between motor vehicles and trains at rail level crossings in Australia are amongst the most severe types of road crashes. Fatalities at level crossings constitute a small proportion of deaths on roads each year. However, these collisions contribute to almost 50 per cent of the rail death toll and cost government and the rail industry more than A$100 million a year. The paper will narrate the approach led by the rail industry in collaboration with government to improve safety at level crossings. The paper will also outline information on all projects currently being delivered under the National Railway Level Crossing Behavioural Strategy, and will specifically focus on two major projects of the Strategy: firstly, the National Road Users Survey and how its key results will be translated into actions; and secondly, the Targeted Education and Enforcement Pilot Project in Victoria and the Northern Territory. Furthermore, the paper will detail significant lessons learnt from the development and delivery of the above projects.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118-125
  • Monograph Title: 10th World Level Crossing Symposium: safety and trespass prevention: Paris 2008-06-24 to 2008-06-27: proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01386046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 7:30PM