HUMAN FACTORS ANALYSIS OF HIGHWAY-RAILWAY GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENTS IN CANADA
The purpose of the project was to identify human factors that contribute to the highway/railway grade crossing accidents and to recommend countermeasures based on common patterns of probable cause. The document first reviews Canadian standards and current sign and signal systems used at crossings. Based on an extensive literature review, a taxonomy of highway/railway intersection accident contributors is created to generate hypotheses and deductions about specific cases and common patterns of accident contributors, with emphasis on multiple contributors. Countermeasure technologies, both contemporary and advanced, are then described and assessed in terms of effectiveness and cost. Both quantitative and qualitative analyses of grade crossing accidents are presented to characterize causative factors and to elucidate driver behavior at crossings. A series of conclusions and recommendations highlights project contributions and knowledge gaps.
- French ed.: 103-04772/2. On cover: Higway-Railway Grade Crossing Research.
Montreal, Quebec Canada H3B 2X1
- Caird, J K
- Publication Date: 2002
- Pagination: 144 p.
- TRT Terms: Countermeasures; Crash analysis; Crash causes; Grade crossing protection systems; Human factors in crashes; Safety; Signals; Signs
- Geographic Terms: Canada; United States
- Subject Areas: Highways; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00963016
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 2003 12:00AM