Drivers' Perceptions of Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety and Their Behavior

In this project the researchers will investigate motor vehicle drivers' characteristics, their perceptions of safety at crossings, understanding and comprehension of traffic signs/signals at crossings, and their self-reported unsafe maneuvers at highway-rail grade crossings in two cities of Nebraska: Fremont and Lincoln. A two-stage mail contact survey design will be used including an initial mail invitation and one subsequent mail invitation to solicit responses from a sample of drivers in these two cities. The researchers will analyze collected data using appropriate statistical models to reveal drivers' characteristics involved in unsafe maneuvers at highway-rail grade crossings. Implications for improving safety will be assessed and recommendations prepared for improving public safety at highway-rail grade crossings.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $112,037
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Lincoln, NE  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Khattak, Aemal

  • Start Date: 20131101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36687

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528393
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Center for Railway Safety
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC59
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2014 1:00AM