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Human factors at the interface between road and rail systems

Wullems, Christian, Haworth, Narelle L., & Rakotonirainy, Andry (2013) Human factors at the interface between road and rail systems. In Advances in Human Aspects of Road and Rail Transportation. CRC Press, pp. 842-851.

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Abstract

Railway level crossings present an arguably unique interface between two transport systems that differ markedly in their performance characteristics, their degrees of regulation and their safety cultures. Railway level crossings also differ dramatically in the importance they represent as safety issues for the two modes. For rail, they are the location of a large proportion of fatalities within the system and are therefore the focus of much safety concern. For the road system, they comprise only a few percent of all fatalities, although the potential for catastrophic outcomes exist. Rail operators and regulators have traditionally required technologies to be failsafe and to demonstrate high levels of reliability. The resultant level of complexity and cost has both limited their extent of application and led to a need to better understand how motorists comprehend and respond to these systems.

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ID Code: 54332
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Railway Level Crossings, Road Rail Interface, Signals and Warnings
DOI: 10.1201/b12320-94
ISBN: 9781439871232
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Rail Transportation and Freight Services (150702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
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 2012 CRC Press
Deposited On: 25 Oct 2012 22:53
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2012 19:38

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