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Visual performance at passive level crossings with long sighting distances

@inproceedings{Larue2016VisualPA,
  title={Visual performance at passive level crossings with long sighting distances},
  author={Gr{\'e}goire S. Larue and Ashleigh J. Filtness and Joanne M. Wood and S{\'e}bastien Demmel and Anjum Naweed and Andry Rakotonirainy},
  year={2016}
}
The third edition of the Australian Standard AS1742 Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices Part 7 provides a method of calculating the sighting distance required to safely proceed at passive level crossings based on the physics of moving vehicles. This required distance becomes greater with higher line speeds and slower, heavier vehicles so that it may return quite a long sighting distance. However, at such distances, there are also concerns around whether drivers would be able to reliably… 

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