Waiting for warning: driver situation awareness at rural rail level crossings

Paul Matthew Salmon, Vanessa Clare Beanland, Michael Graeme Lenne, Ashleigh Filtness, Neville Anthony Stanton

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Abstract

Driver behaviour at rail level crossings represents a key area for further research. This paper describes an on-road study comparing novice and experienced driver situation awareness at rural rail level crossings. Participants provided verbal protocols while driving a predetermined rural route incorporating ten rail level crossings. Driver situation awareness was assessed using a network analysis approach. The analysis revealed key differences between novice and experienced drivers situation awareness. In particular, the novice drivers seemed to be more reliant on rail level crossing warnings and their situation awareness was less focussed on the environment outside of the rail level crossing. In closing, the implications for rail level crossing safety are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013
EditorsMartin Anderson
Place of PublicationLondon United Kingdom
PublisherCRC Press
Pages403 - 410
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780203744581
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors of the Institute-of-Ergonomics-and-Human-Factors 2013 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Apr 201318 Apr 2013
https://www.crcpress.com/Contemporary-Ergonomics-and-Human-Factors-2013-Proceedings-of-the-international/Anderson/p/book/9781138000421

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors of the Institute-of-Ergonomics-and-Human-Factors 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period15/04/1318/04/13
OtherProceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2013, Cambridge, UK, 15-18 April 2013
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Salmon, P. M., Beanland, V. C., Lenne, M. G., Filtness, A., & Stanton, N. A. (2013). Waiting for warning: driver situation awareness at rural rail level crossings. In M. Anderson (Ed.), Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2013 (pp. 403 - 410). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b13826-85