Government Regulation and Rail Safety

  • H. P. Johri
  • J. D. Milne
  • R. E. Wright
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 3)


In recent years there has been a growing concern regarding the environment and the quality of life. An important aspect of this concern relates to accidents within transportation systems. It is generally agreed that transportation accidents cannot he completely eliminated, therefore, one must focus instead on reducing the number of accidents and their harmful effects upon individuals and the environment. Another aspect of this problem is the extent of control which an individual may exert in protecting himself from a transportation accident. In this era of mass transit, an individual has only limited control in determining the level of risk in the transportation offering. Therefore, transportation safety, as a major public concern, must be examined within the context of the individual, the environment, and the society.


Physical System Optimal Level Acceptable Level Government Regulation Damage Cost 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. P. Johri
    • 1
  • J. D. Milne
  • R. E. Wright
  1. 1.Government of CanadaOttawaCanada

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