A human factors investigation into the unavailability of active warnings at railway level crossings

Paper


Gildersleeve, Matthew and Wullems, Christian. 2012. "A human factors investigation into the unavailability of active warnings at railway level crossings." 2012 Joint Rail Conference (JRC2012). Philadelphia, United States of America 17 - 19 Apr 2012 United States.
Paper/Presentation Title

A human factors investigation into the unavailability of active warnings at railway level crossings

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsGildersleeve, Matthew (Author) and Wullems, Christian (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2012 Joint Rail Conference (JRC2012)
ERA Conference ID70836
Article Number74177
Number of Pages3
Year2012
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISBN9780791844656
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/volume.aspx?conferenceid=3210&volumeid=16011
Conference/Event2012 Joint Rail Conference (JRC2012)
ASME Joint Rail Conference (JRC)
Event Details
2012 Joint Rail Conference (JRC2012)
Event Date
17 to end of 19 Apr 2012
Event Location
Philadelphia, United States of America
Event Details
ASME Joint Rail Conference (JRC)
JRC
Joint Rail Conference
Abstract

This paper discusses human factors issues of low cost railway level crossings in Australia. Several issues are discussed in this paper including safety at level railway crossings, human factors considerations associated with the unavailability of a warning device, and a conceptual model for how safety could be compromised at railway level crossings following prolonged or frequent unavailability.
The current paper summarises and extends pertinent literature that must be considered for effective interventions to improve safety and to advance our theoretical understanding of human behaviour at level crossings. Although the results of our research are not presented, we describe our experimental approach to progress the current lack of knowledge in this area. In particular we highlight where we can improve previous research methodology (independent & dependent variables) when investigating right-side failure at level crossings, which can produce results with greater validity and meaning. Our research aims to quantify risk to motorists at level crossings following right-side failure using a Human Reliability Assessment (HRA) method, supported by data collected using an advanced driving simulator. This method aims to identify human error within tasks and task units identified as part of the task analysis process. It is anticipated that by modelling driver behaviour the current study will be able to quantify human reliability. Such a risk assessment for the impact of right-side failure at level crossings is currently absent in the literature. Therefore it is crucial to offer quantification of success and failure of this intricate system. The task analysis allows human error identification for the precursors to risky driving to be achieved. If task analysis is not employed the error reduction method may be unsuitable and eventually unsuccessful.

Our aim is also to determine those contexts that allow the system to operate successfully with the smallest probability of human error. Human behaviour during complex tasks such as driving through a level crossing is fundamentally context bound. Therefore this study also aims to quantify those performance-shaping factors that may contribute to vehicle train collisions by highlighting changes in the task units and driver physiology. Finally we consider a number of variables germane to ensuring external validity of our results. Without this inclusion, such an analysis could seriously underestimate risk

Keywordsrailway level crossings; safety
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520406. Sensory processes, perception and performance
520402. Decision making
409999. Other engineering not elsewhere classified
Public Notes

Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.

Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q4y5q/a-human-factors-investigation-into-the-unavailability-of-active-warnings-at-railway-level-crossings

  • 184
    total views
  • 11
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Spiritual Synchronicity and Place: I. A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Gildersleeve, Matthew and Crowden, Andrew. 2019. "Spiritual Synchronicity and Place: I. A Psychoanalytic Perspective." Australian Journal of Parapsychology. 19 (2), pp. 121-142.
Returning to Jung with Heidegger
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2016. Returning to Jung with Heidegger. Chisinau, Moldova. Lambert Academic Publishing.
Philosophy of Place: Finding Place and Self in the World
Gildersleeve, Matthew and Crowden, Andrew. Gildersleeve, Matthew and Crowden, Andrew (ed.) 2022. Philosophy of Place: Finding Place and Self in the World. New York, United States. Peter Lang Publishing.
Teaching Bioethics to Scientists
Crowden, Andrew and Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2021. "Teaching Bioethics to Scientists." Scwartz, Michael, Harris, Howard, Highfield, Charmayne and Breakey, Hugh (ed.) Educating for Ethical Survival. Bingley, United Kingdom. Emerald. pp. 153-160
Place, ecological dynamics and football
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2021. "Place, ecological dynamics and football." Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. 15 (1), pp. 139-155. https://doi.org/10.1080/17511321.2019.1702712
Introduction to Philosophy of Place
Gildersleeve, Matthew and Crowden, Andrew. 2022. "Introduction to Philosophy of Place." Gildersleeve, Matthew and Crowden, Andrew (ed.) Philosophy of Place: Finding Place and Self in the World. New York, United States. Peter Lang Publishing. pp. 1-32
Power, Foucault and Place
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2022. "Power, Foucault and Place." Gildersleeve, Matthew and Crowden, Andrew (ed.) Philosophy of Place: Finding Place and Self in the World. New York, United States. Peter Lang Publishing. pp. 87-114
Neurotechnology, Consent, Place, and the Ethics of Data Science Genomics in the Precision Medicine Clinic
Crowden, Andrew and Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2022. "Neurotechnology, Consent, Place, and the Ethics of Data Science Genomics in the Precision Medicine Clinic." Lopez-Silva, Pablo and Valera, Luca (ed.) Protecting the Mind: Challenges in Law, Neuroprotection, and Neurorights. Cham, Switzerland. Springer. pp. 113-127
'Now it's your choice': Nondirective genetic counseling, other minds, place and counselee empowerment
Gildersleeve, Matthew and Crowden, Andrew. 2020. "'Now it's your choice': Nondirective genetic counseling, other minds, place and counselee empowerment." Agathos. 11 (1), pp. 317-355.
Place, virtue ethics and physician-researcher dual-role consent in clinical research
Crowden, Andrew and Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2019. "Place, virtue ethics and physician-researcher dual-role consent in clinical research." The American Journal of Bioethics. 19 (4), pp. 37-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2019.1572818
Genetic Determinism, Psychiatry and Place
Gildersleeve, Matthew and Crowden, Andrew. 2019. "Genetic Determinism, Psychiatry and Place." 27th European Congress of Psychiatry (EPA 2019). Warsaw, Poland 06 - 09 Apr 2019
Genetic determinism and place
Gildersleeve, Matthew and Crowden, Andrew. 2019. "Genetic determinism and place." Nova Prisutnost. 17 (1), pp. 139-162. https://doi.org/10.31192/np.17.1.9
Retrieving and projecting Jung's transcendent function with complexes and the Rosarium Philosophorum
Gildersleeve, M.. 2016. "Retrieving and projecting Jung's transcendent function with complexes and the Rosarium Philosophorum." 24th European Congress of Psychiatry. Madrid, Spain 12 - 15 Mar 2016 France.
Effects of driver familiarity and prolonged or intermittent right-side failure on level crossing safety
Wullems, Christian, Haworth, Narelle L., Larue, Gregoire, Haines, Andrew and Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2014. "Effects of driver familiarity and prolonged or intermittent right-side failure on level crossing safety." Stanton, Neville, Landry, Steven, Di Bucchianico, Giuseppe and Vallicelli, Andrea (ed.) 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. Kraków, Poland 19 - 23 Jul 2014
Psychopathology, limit situations and the abandonment of the authentic being
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2014. "Psychopathology, limit situations and the abandonment of the authentic being." Journal of Humanistic Psychiatry. 2 (3), pp. 38-41.
Neuromuscular imbalances and sprinting
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2012. "Neuromuscular imbalances and sprinting." Techniques for Track & Field and Cross Country. 6 (2), pp. 8-20.
Evidence of tactile dominance when integrated with proprioception – application to haptic feedback interfaces
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2012. "Evidence of tactile dominance when integrated with proprioception – application to haptic feedback interfaces." Procedia Engineering. 41, pp. 1035-1043.
Mutual enlightenment: augmenting human factors research in surgical robotics
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2013. "Mutual enlightenment: augmenting human factors research in surgical robotics." IEEE Pulse. 4 (2), pp. 26-31.
Review of Jung and Phenomenology by Roger Brooke
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2015. "Review of Jung and Phenomenology by Roger Brooke." Depth Insights. Spring/Summer (7), pp. 38-40.
Trading accuracy or affiliation for bad faith in social influence experimental psychology
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2013. "Trading accuracy or affiliation for bad faith in social influence experimental psychology." International Journal of Applied Philosophy. 27 (1), pp. 113-130. https://doi.org/10.5840/ijap201327110
The Gay Science and the Rosarium Philosophorum
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2015. "The Gay Science and the Rosarium Philosophorum." Agathos. 6 (2), pp. 37-56.
Jung's transcendent function as Nietzsche's will to power and eternal recurrence of the same
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2016. "Jung's transcendent function as Nietzsche's will to power and eternal recurrence of the same." Agathos. 7 (1), pp. 48-71.
Retrieving and projecting the transcendent function with complexes and the Rosarium Philosophorum
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2016. "Retrieving and projecting the transcendent function with complexes and the Rosarium Philosophorum." Cosmos and History: the journal of natural and social philosophy. 12 (1), pp. 87-106.
American Psycho [Film review]
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2016. "American Psycho [Film review]." Philosophy Now. 113, pp. 48-49.
Desire and one-sidedness: extroversion’s enemies within, introversion’s enemies without
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2018. "Desire and one-sidedness: extroversion’s enemies within, introversion’s enemies without." Agathos. 9 (1), pp. 165-210.
The Kinaesthetic Fusion Effect: fast-forward 30 years
Gildersleeve, Matthew J. and Worringham, Charles J.. 2012. "The Kinaesthetic Fusion Effect: fast-forward 30 years." North American Journal of Psychology. 14 (1), pp. 1-12.
Method in the Madness: Hysteria and the Will to Power
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2016. "Method in the Madness: Hysteria and the Will to Power." Social Sciences. 5 (3), pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci5030029
The phenomenology and ontology of complexes
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2016. "The phenomenology and ontology of complexes." Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences. 217, pp. 967-976. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.02.074
Complexes tickling the $ubject
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2016. "Complexes tickling the $ubject." Humanities. 5 (4), pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.3390/h5040085
Unconcealing Jung’s transcendent function with Heidegger
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2015. "Unconcealing Jung’s transcendent function with Heidegger ." The Humanistic Psychologist. 43 (3), pp. 297-309. https://doi.org/10.1080/08873267.2014.993074
Se Faire Voir with Jung and the ethics of psychoanalysis
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2017. "Se Faire Voir with Jung and the ethics of psychoanalysis." Social Sciences. 6 (1), pp. 1-24. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci6010016
The phenomenology and ontology of the Oedipus complex
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2016. "The phenomenology and ontology of the Oedipus complex." Leung, Man-Tak and Tan, Lee-Ming (ed.) Applied psychology readings: selected papers from Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology, 2016. Singapore. Springer. pp. 1-20
Acknowledging, moving toward, and transcending psycho-physiological angst during a paradox of conflicting desires
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2015. "Acknowledging, moving toward, and transcending psycho-physiological angst during a paradox of conflicting desires ." Quadrant: The Journal of the C. G. Jung Foundation. 45 (1), pp. 69-86.
Freedom and the psychoanalytic ontology of quantum physics
Gullatz, Stefan and Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2018. "Freedom and the psychoanalytic ontology of quantum physics." Journal of Analytical Psychology. 63 (1), pp. 85-105. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-5922.12381
Place and psychoanalysis
Gildersleeve, Matthew and Crowden, Andrew. 2018. "Place and psychoanalysis." Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy. 10 (1), pp. 77-103.
Performance-shaping factors at railway level crossings
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2012. "Performance-shaping factors at railway level crossings." Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety. 23 (3), pp. 6-7.
Multisensory integration weightings underlying haptic feedback in laparoscopic surgery
Gildersleeve, Matthew. 2012. "Multisensory integration weightings underlying haptic feedback in laparoscopic surgery." Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery. 5 (4), p. 207.