Improving Safety in Road Tunnels Through Real-Time Communication with Users

This document was prepared by working group 3, Human Factors in Tunnel Safety of Technical Committee C3.3 Road tunnel Operations of the World Road Association (PIARC). It deals specifically with dynamic equipment (such as signs, sirens, warning lights, etc.) that can be used to inform and warn users and encourage them to adopt appropriate behaviour in the event of incidents in the tunnel or in the approach zone. The report describes human behavioural aspects when driving in general, and describes how to communicate information to tunnel users in normal, congested and critical situations. It then details the various systems that could be activated in order to optimise real-time communication with users. Finally, illustrations showing how these devices can be used in cases of congestion, a serious incident and fire describe how the activation of these systems and devices must be adapted to the changing circumstances of the event.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 66p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01597457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840603849
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2016R06EN
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2016 1:30PM