Tuesday, November 04, 2008

CAMPAIGN: Don't Run The Risk

Network Rail have issued a number of statistics related to level crossing incidents in support of their "Don't Run The Risk" campaign.

Between January and September 2008, there have been 2636 reported incidents of crossing misuse. 14% of these incidents resulted in a near miss.

The clear majority of misuse (66%) involved pedestrians. Twelve people have been killed on level crossings this year. On average three vehicles were involved in a near miss every week There have also been thirteen collisions between a road vehicle and a train.

Network Rail make it clear that level crossings are safe if used correctly and that UK fatality rate for level crossing incidents is amongst the lowest in Europe.

Network Rail: http://bit.ly/NOVL


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