Survey-based Impact of Influencing Parameters on Level Crossings Safety

  • Martin Starčević FPZ
  • Danijela Barić FPZ
  • Hrvoje Pilko FPZ
Keywords: level crossings, influential parameters, accident mechanisms, safety challenge, human behaviour, expert survey, countermeasures,

Abstract

Level crossing (LC) accidents are a significant safety challenge worldwide and for that reason they have been subject of numerous research activities. Joint conclusion is that human behaviour is the main cause of accidents. This study examines how and to which extent certain influential parameters cause accident mechanisms on level crossings. To gain the necessary data we used an on-line survey questionnaire that was sent internationally to key experts in the field of road and railway safety. A total of 185 experts were asked to rank how much certain parameters influence level crossings accident mechanisms and what are the best countermeasures for diminishing accidents at level crossings. To our knowledge, this is the first time that an international survey among key experts was used to gain necessary data about influential parameters regarding level crossings safety. The results of this study could be used by road and railway traffic engineers and policy makers for further enhancement of LC’s safety.

Author Biographies

Martin Starčević, FPZ
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT; DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT
Danijela Barić, FPZ
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR; DEPARTMENT OF ROAD TRANSPORT
Hrvoje Pilko, FPZ
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT; DEPARTMENT OF ROAD TRANSPORT

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2016-12-19
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Starčević M, Barić D, Pilko H. Survey-based Impact of Influencing Parameters on Level Crossings Safety. PROMET [Internet]. 2016Dec.19 [cited 2019Sep.21];28(6):639-4. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/2208
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