Be Safe around Trains! – level 2

15-03-2022 15:00

The British Transport Police has a new campaign. It released short video clips as part of the campaign which is called Operation Look.

Someone shot the first video in Scotland. It shows how a man casually crossed a crossing with two half barriers clearly in place. The man reached safety in seconds before a train went through.

Another video shows a cyclist. He was approaching a crossing, and he didn’t see that the barriers were coming down. The barriers knocked him off of his bike.

Difficult words: casually (in a relaxed way), crossing (area where a road and a railway cross), barrier (a gate at a crossing which is lowered and raised).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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