ARA urges vigilance over Christmas


The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) is calling on drivers to be careful at level crossings over the Christmas break

December 14, 2010

ARA Chief Executive Officer Bryan Nye says drivers need to take their time at level crossings as families and friends head off to visit each other.

"Don’t let travelling to visit family and friends result in tragedy," Nye says.

"Drivers must always be prepared to stop at level crossings and give way to any trains."

Nye says trains cannot brake quickly and that every crossing collision can be avoided if drivers obey the signs and signals.

"If in doubt, stop," he says.

The railway industry is working towards zero deaths at level crossings with a strategy of education, engineering and enforcement.



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