Understanding pedestrian behaviour on railway crossings

This program of research had two primary aims:

  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of pedestrians’ decision making processes that contribute (and have the greatest impact) upon making errors as well as deliberately taking risks on railway crossings (human factors); and observable behaviour (video tracking) on railway crossings.
  • Identify a set of recommendations on strategies to increase pedestrians’ awareness of risks associated with railway crossings; and to increase pedestrians’ compliance with rules at railway crossings.

Funding / Grants

  • Rail CRC (2011 - 2015)



  • , , & (2015) The psychological underpinnings of young pedestrians' deliberate rule-breaking behaviour at pedestrian railway crossings: A cross-sectional study utilising the theory of planned behaviour. Road & Transport Research: A Journal of Australian and New Zealand Research and Practice, 24(3), pp. 14-23.
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