Risky behaviour at level crossing could cost you

DANGEROUS, risky and illegal motorist behavior around level crossings on the State's north coast will be targeted in the coming weeks by Transport for NSW and the NSW Police Force.

Even though collisions between trains and road vehicles are often catastrophic, too many motorists take risks around level crossings, which is why Transport for NSW has funded this targeted police campaign.

Over the coming weeks, police will target level crossings on the north coast of NSW, with a particular focus on the level crossings between Casino and Wiangaree, urging drivers to obey road rules around level crossings and not to rush to the other side.

Senior Sergeant Mick Timms Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said the level crossing enforcement campaign is all about saving lives and preventing injuries.

"Road users need to be reminded to take extreme care at level crossings - because a single moment of distraction or recklessness could cost them their life," Senior Sergeant Timms said.

"Between 2001/02 and 2013/14, there were 118 collisions involving trains and road vehicles at level crossings throughout NSW - which is why we're cracking down on this dangerous behaviour."

The penalty for disobeying controls at a level crossing is three demerit points and a $415 fine.
 



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