CAR DRIVER BEHAVIOR IN RAILWAY CROSSING ACCIDENT

A questionnaire was circulated to 239 car drivers who were involved in a railway accident at a crossing with barriers in the last 5 years, and received answers from 63 of them. We prepared 13 situations we consider trouble items categorizing the crossing accidents by a combination of those items. We analyzed the process of accident occurrence, human errors. and factors inducing errors. It became clear that 68% of the accidents involved two or more trouble items, and that each trouble showed its own characteristic when linked to others. We discussed the causes of accident occurrence and countermeasures. Finally, we proposed a new classification of accidents, a new way of acquiring information on them, and managing the information.

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    Railway Technical Research Institute

    2-8-38, Hikari-cho, Kokubunji-shi
    Tokyo 185,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Inoue, T
    • KUSUKAMI, K
    • Kon-No, S
  • Publication Date: 1996-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1996 12:00AM