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  1. Published on: 11/10/2018 10:39 AMReported by: roving-eye
    The number of driver-related incidents at level crossings in Britain is alarmingly high - about 46 a week.



    Research by Populus on behalf of Network Rail shows a lack of knowledge among drivers may be to blame. About a third of UK drivers said they had never been taught how to use a level crossing, leaving them more likely to risk their lives and the lives of others.

    Britain has the safest rail network in Europe but deliberately misusing level crossings, or becoming distracted when using them, can be lethal. In fact, six people have lost their lives in vehicles at level crossings in Britain in the past five years alone, with many more injured.



    Remember these life-saving rules:
    ALWAYS follow instructions on signs and obey audible and visual warnings of approaching trains
    ALWAYS be prepared to stop and REMEMBER that there might be more than one train coming
    NEVER drive through red lights or around barriers, they are there to protect you
    If you are unsure how to cross safely, use the telephone (if one is provided) or find an alternative route
    NEVER drive onto a level crossing unless your exit is clear.


    To help increase awareness of the dangers at level crossings, Network Rail has partnered with British Transport Police to remind drivers of the dangers of not following the safety instructions at a level crossing. The campaign focuses on all drivers, working with specific groups such as van and delivery drivers to raise awareness of what can happen if you ignore the warnings.

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  3. MargeSimpson says:11/10/2018 01:54 PM
    What exactly is there to teach to any driver except the bleedin' obvious?
    Rules 291-299 in the Highway code.

  4. ausard2 says:11/10/2018 06:33 PM
    On the correct side , if the driver dies
    fine. Otherwise the state picks up the bill.

  5. silver fox says:11/10/2018 08:37 PM
    Any driver wishing to go head to head with a train is sadly lacking in everything, certainly unfit to be on the road, not sure if there is a cure for stupidity.

  6. bethanysdad says:11/10/2018 10:23 PM
    Spot on...would I pick a fight with an 8ft gorilla...most certainly not. It is not rocket science, any half wit should be able to work it out...as for a need to be taught how to use a level crossing...it just beggars belief. Nobody ever taught me not to put my hands in a coal fire...I sort of worked it out myself.


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