Factors shaping pedestrians' unsafe behaviour at actively protected level crossings

Stefanova, Teodora S. (2016) Factors shaping pedestrians' unsafe behaviour at actively protected level crossings. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The main objective of this research program was to contribute to a better understanding of pedestrian behaviour at active level crossings, where collisions with trains are a major issue worldwide and in Australia. Articulating both, systems-based and traditional individual-centred methods in psychology, this research contributed to a greater theoretical and practical understanding into the origins of unsafe behaviour at crossings. A new tool called Pedestrian Unsafe Level Crossing (PULC), was developed and has provided direction for the proactive analysis of unsafe pedestrian behaviour at level crossings and for the development of effective countermeasures against it.

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ID Code: 94161
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Rakotonirainy, Andry, Freeman, James, Wullems, Christian, & Delhomme, Patricia
Keywords: level crossings, pedestrians, PULC (pedestrian unsafe level crossing framework), system approach, errors, violations, direct observations, focus groups, video-survey
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
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2016 06:35
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2016 06:35

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