Evaluating retro-reflective screens to aid conspicuity of tabletop carriages at passive level crossings
Keywords: Road Furniture (Poles, Signs, Etc), Crossings (Pedestrian, School, Rail, Rural/Animal), Hazard Perception
Submission Date: 2019
The aim of this project is to design and undertake an experimental evaluation of the potential effectiveness of a prototype retro-reflective strip or screen installed at level crossings for the purpose of improving the detection by motorists of tabletop carriages and other trains at the crossings. A prototype screen was produced and footage recorded of trains passing through a crossing at night. A laboratory-based experiment using the footage will be run to assess whether the screen improves detection of, and reaction time to, the presence of trains. The presentation will describe the experiment and the results.