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Human-centered measures to enhance safety at level crossings

Dreßler, Annika and Silla, Anne and Kortsari, Annie and Havârneanu, Grigore and Whalley, Sarah and Grippenkoven, Jan (2020) Human-centered measures to enhance safety at level crossings. In: Proceedings of 8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020. 8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020, 27.-30. April 2020, Helsinki, Finland.

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Abstract

Road user behavior plays a major role in accidents at level crossings. Therefore, measures to improve safety at level crossings should be developed with a human factors perspective. Moreover, they should be affordable and applicable to a large number of crossings to achieve tangible safety effects. We report on work to collect and design human-centered low-cost measures to enhance the safety of level crossings that was part of the European project SAFER-LC. First, a pool of design ideas was collected from the research literature, models of road user behavior, and a design workshop with road and rail experts. Second, the measures collected were filtered, categorized and ranked in a three-step process including a classification of their application context and an assessment of their prospects to reduce accident risk. The resulting set comprises 89 measures and will be further developed into a web-based toolbox for road and rail safety practitioners.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134335/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Human-centered measures to enhance safety at level crossings
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Dreßler, Annikaannika.dressler (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7290-6133
Silla, AnneVTTUNSPECIFIED
Kortsari, AnnieCERTH-HITUNSPECIFIED
Havârneanu, GrigoreUICUNSPECIFIED
Whalley, SarahFFEUNSPECIFIED
Grippenkoven, Janjan.grippenkoven (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2020
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of 8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:human factors, road users, errors, violations, rail safety, cost-effective, Straßennutzer, Sicherheit, kostengünstig
Event Title:8th Transport Research Arena TRA 2020
Event Location:Helsinki, Finland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27.-30. April 2020
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Rail Transport
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SC Schienenverkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Digitalisierung und Automatisierung des Bahnsystems
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Human Factors
Deposited By: Dreßler, Annika
Deposited On:10 Mar 2020 10:24
Last Modified:10 Mar 2020 10:24

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