Risk Analysis of Human Errors in Road Transport Using H-FMEA Technique

There are three elements associated with driving; the vehicle, the environment and the driver, which can be named driver-vehicle-environment system. The failure of one of these elements could potentially impact the whole system. Among these elements, the driver receives more attention; firstly as they can be controlled more and secondly driving (human) errors can be considered a system failure causing minor/ major effects (risks). In this paper the authors apply Human Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (H-FMEA) to driving system and demonstrate such a system could be used to investigate what are the risks associated with driving, what error causing failures exist across road transport systems, how they influence driver behaviour and which failures lead to what driving errors. By analysing the driving errors along with their impacts and causes the authors will identify the risk associated with each driving error. The impact of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) technologies, vehicle design and road infrastructure on road user errors will also be addressed in this paper.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2014 3:57PM