Obey the rules at level crossings: Police

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September 16th, 2019

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POLICE will target dangerous and illegal behaviour by motorists around level railway crossings in the Upper Hunter.
Nanjing Night Net

From today until Tuesday, July 8, police will conduct regular patrols of level crossings on Mangoola Road, Mangoola, Sandy Hollow Road, Golden Highway, Kenilworth Street, and Ogilvie Street at Denman, and Rylstone Road and Bylong Valley Way at Sandy Hollow.

The operation is part of an ongoing series of safety campaigns relating to level crossings, and is a joint initiative by the NSW Police Force, Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services.

The state has 1400 public-road level crossings and the aim of these campaigns is to reduce the number of collisions.

Between 2001-02 and 2012-13, there were 117 collisions involving trains and vehicles at level crossings across the state.

Senior Sergeant Tony Grace from the Hunter Valley Highway Patrol said during the last operation in May 2014, two motorists were detected disobeying the flashing lights at a level crossing.

“Failing to stop at railways crossings is extremely dangerous; however, every time we run one of these operations we continue to see people put their lives and the lives of others at risk,” he said.

“We will continue to run these campaigns with the vision of preventing future tragedies.”

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