How Drivers Understand Safe Behaviour and Perceive Risk at Passive Railway-Road Grade Crossings

Vartioimattoman tasoristeyksen ylitys. Autonkuljettajien kaesitykset ja riskin kokeminen

This study was designed to investigate how drivers assess safe behavior at passive railway-road grade crossings and how they estimate the risk of crossing. The drivers were also asked to provide suggestions for improving the conspicuity of railway-road grade crossings and increasing caution while crossing, and about the content of safety campaigns. The study was limited to traditional and relatively inexpensive safety measures. Fifty-six car and van drivers were interviewed after passive railway-road grade crossings with low traffic volume. Both basic requirements of safe behavior (i.e. decrease of speed and observation of potential trains) were indicated by 29-70% of drivers depending on the classification of responses. u0924

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    Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskenskus

    Lampomiehenkuja 2A
    Espoo 15,   Finland 
  • Authors:
    • Poutnane, M
    • Louma, J
  • Publication Date: 2009-3


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 37p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9513872786
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTT-TN-2474
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 1 2009 9:32PM