EVALUATING HAZARDS AT RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS

A METHOD OF RATING GRADE CROSSINGS IN TERMS OF SIGHT DISTANCE HAZARDS WAS DEVELOPED. THIS SIGHT DISTANCE RATING WAS COMBINED WITH THE P.R.A. FORMULA IN A "SPECIAL RATING" WHICH GAVE SLIGHTLY MORE SIGNIFICANT RESULTS WHEN APPLIED TO THE CROSSING RECORD. ALTHOUGH NOT SATISFACTORY THE LIST OF CROSSINGS HAS BEEN RATED FOR AID IN PLANNING A PROGRAM OF CROSSING PROTECTION AND ELIMINATION. LACKING IS ANY INFORMATION ON THE TYPE OF PROTECTIVE INSTALLATION THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED MOST EFFECTIVE FOR THE DIFFERENT RATINGS. NO SIGNIFICANT CORRELATION WAS FOUND BETWEEN ACCIDENT RECORDS AND NUMBER OF TRAIN MOVEMENTS, VOLUME OF HIGHWAY TRAFFIC, NUMBER OF RAILROAD TRACKS OR CLEAR VIEW DISTANCE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 28, pp 154-159, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Crecink, W J
    • Marsh, B W
    • MCDONALD, J W
  • Publication Date: 1949

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 7-10, 1948
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM