RED 36 - The Same as Usual

This RED has two dramatisations which look at overfamiliarity. In the first, a driver used to the route doesn’t notice that the starting signal is at danger. In the second, a signaller managing bi-directional working wrong routes the last train of his shift.

It’s a normal part of human behaviour to expect that things will follow the pattern we have come to expect.  Habituation can bring risks, but we can manage these when we recognise that the risk exists.

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