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Assessment of the Risks of Level Crossings in the Moravian-Silesian Region and Proposed Safety Measures

Iva Žitníková, Michal Schwarz, Aleš Bernatík
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2011, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 48-54
Doi: 10.35182/tses-2011-0009
Many casualties and injuries are still connected with level crossings in the Czech Republic. For this reason, a theme for the project �Assessment and Management of Level Crossing Risks� with the goal to make a comprehensive analysis of the safety of level crossings in the Moravian-Silesian Region, arose. The following text gives a summary of dealing with this project, which included both the considerations about the problem from the legislative and the technical point of view, and the problem of human errors affecting crucially the occurrence of level crossing incidents. Based on the carried out analyses, technical, organisational and educational measures to reduce risks related to the operation of level crossings were proposed.
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