EFFECTIVENESS OF FLASHING LIGHTS AND FLASHING LIGHTS WITH GATES IN REDUCING ACCIDENT FREQUENCY AT PUBLIC RAIL-HIGHWAY CROSSINGS, 1975-1978

The highway safety acts of 1973 and 1976 and the surface transportation assistance act of 1978 provide funds to individual states to improve safety at public rail-highway crossings. The report was undertaken in support of a U.S. DOT effort to develop a resource allocation model designed to select and rank crossings, and to recommend warning device improvements in a cost-efficient manner. Input to the model included the effectiveness of active warning devices, flashing lights and flashing lights with gates in reducing accident potential. Effectiveness is defined as the percentage of accident reduction resulting from the installation of warning devices. The report is based in inventory and accident data available from computerized FRA data bases, and computes new effectiveness values in three categories:

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    Input Output Computer Services, Incorporated

    400 Totten Pond Road
    Waltham, MA  USA  02154
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  • Accession Number: 00321296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM