HUMAN FACTORS IN ROAD-RAIL CROSSING ACCIDENTS

This report has been prepared for the Victorian ministry of transport. Eighty percent of the fatalities at road-rail crossings in Victoria between 1969 and 1974 occurred either at crossings protected by flashing lights in major urban areas, or at "open" crossings (i.e. Protected only by signs and with no form of active device) in rural areas. The report is principally devoted to an examination of human factors thought to be associated with accidents at these two types of crossing. The report includes short-term and long-term recommendations and suggests that the effectiveness of the proposed measures be evaluated wherever practicable in field trails. It concludes with a tentative matrix of some human factors thought to govern road vehicle driver performance at rail-road crossings. This is offered as a basis for further development. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Transport, Victoria

    570 Bourke Street
    Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • WIGGLESWORTH, E C
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 221 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM