Evaluation of Motorist Behavior at Grade Crossings

Motorist behavior is an important factor in understanding and preventing accidents at grade crossings. This project will determine how locomotive alerting lights, freight car reflectors, wayside horns should be designed and operated to maximize their ability to attract motorist attention and foster safe motorist behavior. This project is coordinated with the accident causation project. This project includes lab studies using a driving simulator and naturalistic field studies of motorist behavior.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Human Factors, Links to Project Reports: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/42000/42900/42918/rr0904.pdf


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Raslear, Tom

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30758

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465236
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM