Evaluating the Effectiveness of Regulatory and Warning Signs on Driver Behavior Near Highway/Rail Crossings

The primary objective of this research project is to evaluate the effectiveness of regulatory and warning signs on driver behavior by analyzing the effectiveness of specific signage in reducing instances of stopped vehicles within the dynamic envelope of at-grade highway-rail crossings near roadway intersections. Specifically, the main objectives are to conduct a review of completed and ongoing studies that relate to using signage to improve safety; confirm, with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), the list of locations with known problems of stopped vehicles within the dynamic envelope of crossings; equip the selected locations with traffic data collection devices and collect “before” data; install accompanying signage at selected locations; collect “after” traffic data; and determine the effectiveness of the signage through comparative analysis of “before” and “after” data.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Pending

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $196722
  • Contract Numbers:

    17-1SA

    1000149

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
  • Managing Organizations:

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    4101 Gourrier Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808

    Louisiana Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 94245
    1201 Capitol Access Road
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804-9245
  • Project Managers:

    Zeringue, Kirk

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    4101 Gourrier Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
  • Principal Investigators:

    Codjoe, Julius

  • Start Date: 20161101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01613499
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Louisiana Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 17-1SA, 1000149
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 20 2016 9:20AM