Be safe around trains! - level 3

Be safe around trains! - level 3

13-02-2015 07:00

This frightening footage of people dicing with death by level crossings has been released by British Transport Police.

In this first clip, a pedestrian in Scotland casually walks around a crossing with two half barriers quite clearly in place, reaching safety in seconds before a train goes through.

Another clip shows a barrier coming down and knocking a cyclist off his bike after he had seemed to ignore a warning light in Derbyshire.

A third video shows a driver in Leicestershire finding herself on the rail track after the barriers had come down. She then drives backwards and forwards to get to safety.

Those involved in the footage were all very lucky not to be hurt, but the Leicestershire driver was fined and given six points on her licence.

The clips have been released to raise awareness of a campaign called Operation Look, launched by British Transport Police and Network Rail.

Difficult words: footage (video), dice with death (to put yourself in a very dangerous situation), pedestrian (a person who is walking), fine (to make somebody pay for doing something illegal), raise awareness (to let people know something), launch (to start).


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