Safety at railway level crossings : driver acceptance of potential ITS interventions

Buckley, Lisa, Larue, Grégoire, Haworth, Narelle, & Rakotonirainy, Andry (2013) Safety at railway level crossings : driver acceptance of potential ITS interventions. In Proceedings of the 2013 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing & Education Conference, Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

There is a continuing need to improve safety at Railway Level Crossings (RLX) particularly those that do not have gates and lights regulating traffic flow. A number of Intelligent Transport System (ITS) interventions have been proposed to improve drivers’ awareness and reduce errors in detecting and responding appropriately at level crossings. However, as with other technologies, successful implementation and ultimately effectiveness rests with the acceptance of the technology by the end user. In the current research, four focus groups were held (n=38) with drivers in metropolitan and regional locations in Queensland to examine their perceptions of potential in-vehicle and road-based ITS interventions to improve safety at RLX. The findings imply that further development of the ITS interventions, in particular the design and related promotion of the final product, must consider ease of use, usefulness and relative cost.

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ID Code: 64989
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Railway Level Crossings, Intelligent Transport Systems, Human Machine Interface
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
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
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Deposited On: 04 Dec 2013 22:19
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 06:45

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