Using a driving simulator to assess driver compliance at railway level crossings

Tey, Li-Sian, Wallis, Guy, Ferreira, Luis and Tavassoli Hojati, Ahmad (2011). Using a driving simulator to assess driver compliance at railway level crossings. In: Proceedings of the 34th Australasian Transport Research Forum 2011. Australasian Transport Research Forum 2011, Adealide, SA, Australia, (1-13). 28-30 September 2011.

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Author Tey, Li-Sian
Wallis, Guy
Ferreira, Luis
Tavassoli Hojati, Ahmad
Title of paper Using a driving simulator to assess driver compliance at railway level crossings
Conference name Australasian Transport Research Forum 2011
Conference location Adealide, SA, Australia
Conference dates 28-30 September 2011
Convener Peter Tisato, Lindsay Oxlad, Michael Taylor
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 34th Australasian Transport Research Forum 2011
Journal name ATRF 2011 - 34th Australasian Transport Research Forum
Place of Publication Adelaide, SA, Australia
Publisher University of South Australia; The South Australian Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Railway level crossings have the potential to bring motor vehicles and trains into fatal contact. In Australia there are approximately 9,400 public railway level crossings across the country, protected either passively (64%) or by active/automated systems (28%). Passive crossings provide only a stationary sign warning of the possibility of trains crossing. Their message remains constant over time. Active systems, by contrast, activate automatic warning devices (i.e., flashing lights, bells, barrier, etc.) as a train approaches. Using a driving simulator, this paper compares driver compliance at railway level crossings equipped with either active or passive warning devices including a stop sign, rumble strips, flashing lights/bell and in-vehicle auditory warning. This paper describes the driving simulator data collection and findings and subsequently draws conclusions on driver compliance with respect to different types of warning devices. The results indicate that drivers behave differently and are more compliant at active crossings than at passive crossings.
Keyword Railway level crossing
Alternative warning devices
Driver compliance
Driving simulator
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