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IrelandWatch: Irish Rail release video of shocking level crossing crashes

16:40  06 june  2019
16:40  06 june  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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Irish Rail has released a shocking video of pedestrians and vehicles crashing into level crossings . So far this year, level crossing incidents are up Irish Rail released the video as part of International Level Crossing Awareness Day, as in the first six months of 2019, there has been 51 level crossing

Irish Rail warns of level crossing near misses with shocking video . Misuse of crossings by cyclists and pedestrian is becoming a concerning issue, with eight incidents recorded so far in 2018. Irish Rail has now released a video clip of a number of incidents, urging users of all level crossings

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Irish Rail has released a shocking video of pedestrians and vehicles crashing into level crossings.

So far this year, level crossing incidents are up 82pc in the first six months of 2019, compared with the same time last year.

In 2018 there were 81 incidents at level crossings, usually involving a vehicle crashing into the lowering barriers in spite of the flashing warning lights.

Irish Rail released the video as part of International Level Crossing Awareness Day, as in the first six months of 2019, there has been 51 level crossing crashes, an 82pc increase.

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As released by Irish Rail shows crashes into level crossings across the country. Amazing videos of cars and people having a near miss with trains at level crossings - Продолжительность: 1 Level Crossing Misuse - Продолжительность: 3:46 South Coast Level Crossings 213 909 просмотров.

Irish Rail has released footage of some of the close calls and crashes at Dublin's level crossings . The video shows vehicles and pedestrians hitting There's been an 82% increase in the number of incidents at level crossings this year compared to last year. There are 948 level crossings on the

The level crossing at Sutton Station has been hit an incredible 10 times already this year by drivers ignoring the rules.

Other stations that see more than their fair share of level crossing crashes include Landsdowne Road, Serpentine Avenue and Sydney Parade.

Jim Meade, Chief Executive of Iarnrod Eireann said: ‘The theme for this year for International Level Crossing Awareness Day could not be more relevant.’

‘With the alarming increase in incidents at level crossings. I am appealing to all road users, be they motorists, pedestrians or cyclists to stop at level crossings.’

‘We are working to make user operated level crossings safer with new technology, but the majority of these incidents are occurring at automated level crossings in built up areas, where there is ample warning that the level crossing is coming into operation. Do not take chances at Level Crossings, it could end in tragedy.’

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Baldoyle Road level crossing breaks down. The crossing causes lots of trouble with traffic gams and stuff like that. The problem with the crossing was they had no control of the crossing so basicaly there was a fault with the crossing . Eventually Irish Rail were called up to the crossing to try and repair it.

It’s in honour of International Level Crossing Awareness Day, which is a thing apparently.

To avoid being involved in level crossing crashes, Iarnroid Eireann have some helpful tips for drivers and pedestrians.

  • At automatic crossings: stop safely when the warning lights begin to flash. Never go through crossings when barriers are about to lower, or lowering.
  • At staff operated crossings: respect gatekeepers, whose role is to ensure your safety and that of rail users. Stop immediately when the gatekeeper requests it.
  • At user operated crossings: Always stop before crossing to check the line, check the line again after crossing, and always close the gate after use for your safety and that of others.
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