California Department of Transportation

Investigation of Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings


Bradley Mizuno

Task Description

Motorists do not correctly judge the speed of approaching trains at grade crossings, with resulting collisions with trains.

Task Objective

Develop a model of rail crossing violations that can predict violations and predict driver response to counter measures.

Final Report/Deliverables

Driver Behavior at Rail Crossings: Cost-Effective Improvements to Increase Driver Safety at Public At-Grade Rail-Highway Crossings in California