Conference Proceeding

Human Factors in Highway-Rail Crossing Accidents: The Influence of Driver Decision Style

Authors
  • Mansour Rahimi (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
  • Najmedin Meshkati (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)

Abstract

This paper explores the hypothesis that driver decision-making style influences highway-rail crossing accidents. To investigate this, we have designed an analysis of variance experiment with three independent variables: “driver decision style,” “driver time pressure” and “intersection complexity.” To simulate the driving conditions, we identified and videotaped a number of dangerous crossings in downtown Los Angeles. The tapes represented different environmental complexities and time pressures a driver experiences while crossing an intersection. The tapes were played back to the subject drivers. The subjects were classified according to their decision styles. Dependent measures were designed based on a driver’s decision to cross the intersection. This paper presents the conceptual approach and the experimental design for this research.

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Rahimi, M. & Meshkati, N., (2001) “Human Factors in Highway-Rail Crossing Accidents: The Influence of Driver Decision Style”, Driving Assessment Conference 1(2001), 332-337. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1069

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Published on
16 Aug 2001
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