ACCIDENTS AT LEVEL CROSSINGS. DRIVER BEHAVIOUR AT FLASHING LIGHT CROSSINGS

OLYCKOR I PLANKORSNINGAR MELLAN VAEG OCH JAERNVAEG. FOERARBETEENDE I KORSNINGAR MED LJUS- OCH LJUDSIGNALER

The risk of train-vehicle accidents at flashing light crossings is about ten times higher than the risk at crossings with barriers. The purpose of the study is to suggest measures to reduce the number of accidents at flashing light railway crossings by conducting an empirical study of driver behaviour and a survey of relevant literature. About 2000 drivers were observed, and head movements were used as the major explanatory variable. The purpose of the literature study was to review recent research (40 reports) and compare results with those found in the empirical study. The conclusion drawn is that the only effective method of reducing the number of accidents at flashing light crossings is to use half-barriers. Priority should be given to crossings with high vehicle flow and a large number of trains. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish Transport Research Delegation

    Sveavegen 166
    S-11346 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1983:2 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM