Basis for Recommendation
There is no Driver Reminder Appliance (DRA), or similar, in the driving cab for the avoidance of Start Against Signal (SAS) Signal Passed at Stop (SPAS) incidents, which accounts for almost half the incidents reviewed by the RAIU. As a result, the RAIU make the following safety recommendation:
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) should determine if in-cab technological and/or mechanised systems could be introduced to assist drivers with the prevention of Start Against Signal (SAS) Signal Passed at Stop (SPAS) incidents, taking into account requirements for ensuring safety risk is as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). Analysis should include an appraisal of available systems and the effect they may have on mitigating sub-standard driver performance.