Research Papers

Development of a Traffic Safety Assessment Tool for Canada Post's Rural Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC)

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Date added June 6, 2010
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Category 2010 CMRSC XX Niagara
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Author/Auteur Geni Bahar, Alison Smiley

Abstract

RSMCs deliver mail from their vehicles to mailboxes at the side of the road. These roads are rural or suburban, two- or four-lane roadways, with posted speeds varying from 40 to 80 km/h with varied (unknown) traffic volumes. Canada Post Corporation decided to assess the traffic safety of their RSMCs and the drivers of the general public with whom they interact. An in-depth study resulted in the development of a unique and efficient tool to assess the traffic safety for RSMCs, and passing road users, at each mailbox. The tool, based on a human factors approach, allows for a practical and objective assessment of safety to be completed at each mailbox across Canada or any other network with such mail delivery system.

Geni Bahar, Alison Smiley