THE RISK ASSESSMENT OF ACCIDENT AT HIGHWAY-RAILWAY GRADE CROSSING (HRGC): A CASE STUDY OF KHLONG NGAE-KHUAN NIANG TRAIN STATION, SONGKHLA PROVINCE
Accident at Highway-Railway Grade Crossing (HRGC) is a serious and chronic problem in Thailand. Approximately 146 times each year, on average 120 deaths a year; therefore, this problem needs to be solved urgently. This article aimed to expose failures in preventing accidents at HRGC, and to develop a safety inspection checklist for HRGC in Thailand. The checklist can be used to assess the risk and danger of accidents at HRGC in 10 locations in this area of study. The highest risk locations were locations 3, 5, 7 and 8 which required an urgent safety measure. The second-highest risk locations were locations 1, 4, and 9 required to develop a mitigation strategy. The lowest risk locations were 2, 6 and 10 because traffic barriers are equipped in these areas.
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