What was the issue?

Correlation between level crossing wait times and rule violations by drivers not well documented, although it is known that a range of personal and environmental factors influence rule non-compliance.

Are there maximum warning and waiting times beyond which the likelihood of engaging in crossing violations significantly increases?

What was done?

Male participants tested with driving simulation scenarios as males are known to have generally higher levels of risk taking and sensation seeking than females.

Questionnaire on driving behaviour, risk taking and traffic rule compliance.

What was found?

Effects of increased warning and waiting times on the likelihood to engage in crossing violations determined.