IS A NEAR-ACCIDENT NEARLY AN ACCIDENT? AN EXPLORATIVE ANALYSIS OF NEAR-ACCIDENTS ON RAILWAY-CROSSINGS

IS EEN BIJNA-ONGEVAL BIJNA EEN ONGEVAL? EEN EXPLORATIEVE ANALYSE VAN DE BIJNA-ONGEVALLEN OP OVERWEGEN

1915 so-called near miss accidents on level crossings were counted by railway drivers in 1971 in the Netherlands. A near miss was defined as the traversing of a level crossing when the safety installation was working, or - in absence of this - the traversing when the train according to the judgement of the driver was already very close. With the aid of a prediction formula, by which the number of expected accidents on level crossings can be forecasted, it is possible to pursue a policy based on objective safety norms for example regarding the kind of level crossing safety measures. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Amsterdam University

    Psychology Department
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Paymans, P J
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132886
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1977 12:00AM