ARE MINNESOTANS AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF RAILROAD CROSSINGS?

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of Minnesotans regarding the dangers of railroad crossings. This study is used to market research tools such as focus groups and a 500-person telephone survey to determine this information. Results indicated that most Minnesotans do not perceive railroad crossings as dangerous because they rely on the flashing red warning lights at the railroad crossings to inform them of an approaching train. At the same time, they view railroad crossing crashes as a serious safety issue. Installing street lights at dark crossings and installing a flashing light next to the railroad crossing stop sign and the railroads advance warning sign would help reduce railroad crossing crashes. The survey indicated that most Minnesotans would call a 1-800-number to report a railroad crossing problem.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Office of Railroads and Waterways 395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Authors:
    • Dolan, L
  • Publication Date: 1996-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN-RC-96-11
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1996 12:00AM