Station safety is key. Professor Chris Kemp and Craig Stenning reveal measures that can be taken to keep commuters safe in the January issue of Intersec, The Journal of International Security.
When people are seen to run away from danger it is often perceived that they are doing so in a panic, especially on the crowded concourse or platform of a railway station. From much of the research into this area it is clear that panic in such situations is rarely seen. What is experienced is an instinctive move to either preserve one’s own life or to move to a place of safety in the most direct way. Thus people are moving with purpose and direction and not in panic.