Human factors at railway level crossings : key issues and target road user groups

Davey, Jeremy D., Ibrahim, Nadja R., & Wallace, Angela M. (2007) Human factors at railway level crossings : key issues and target road user groups. In Anca, J.M. (Ed.) Multimodal Safety Management and Human Factors : Crossing the Borders of Medical, Aviation, Road and Rail Industries. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 199-210.

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Abstract

As the interface between roads and train lines, railway level crossings are the potential site for vehicle-train collisions. Due to the lack of financial viability in solely approaching this issue from an engineering perspective, there is increased interest in a human factors perspective. This chapter will outline the findings from preliminary research conducted as part of a three-year study of motorist behaviour at railway level crossings in Australia. In-depth interviews were undertaken with 122 participants from the at-risk road user groups of: heavy vehicles; older drivers and younger drivers. Risk behaviours and attitudes were found to differ between sub groups and by setting which has strong implications for the design of educational interventions to improve motorist safety at level crossings.

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ID Code: 10411
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: railway level crossings, vehicle, train collisions, risk behaviours
ISBN: 9780754670216
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Rail Transportation and Freight Services (150702)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: copyright 2007 Ashgate
Deposited On: 25 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2012 10:07

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