Recommendations regarding road tunnel drivers' training and information

This work is a follow-up on the report "Human Factors and safety from the view point of users" that was published in 2008 by the World Road Association. It aims at giving key information and instructions to drivers in order to enable them to adopt the adequate behavior in the 3 situations they may face when travelling through a tunnel, as follows: during normal situations, during minor incidents or during major incidents. The report first describes the experience of driving in the 3 already-mentioned situations; it then focuses on educational elements of road tunnel safety presented in tables along with illustrations. Information on road tunnel safety, which is aimed at trainers/organizers of training sessions, is followed by simple instructions/key information for drivers. The fact that special consideration needs to be paid to drivers of goods vehicle and other professional drivers (taxis, public transport drivers) is one of the key lessons of the report. These professional drivers make up a target-group to be considered by road tunnel operators/owners for any training on road tunnel safety. An analysis of real events shows that this category of drivers often had the 'right reflexes' in the case of fire necessitating self-evacuation. Evidence shows that in extreme situations, drivers of goods vehicle and other professional drivers have played an exemplary and leading role.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 98p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01491735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 2840602350
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2011R04EN
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2013 12:28PM