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Railway accidents

The main cause of railway accidents is carelessness and inattention. When approaching a rail crossing:

  • Reduce speed to stop the vehicle, if required
  • Observe traffic signs and lights
  • Look, listen, and pay attention to ensure that moving onward is safe
  • Always give way to an approaching railway vehicle

It is forbidden to cross the railway in a place other than the crossing.

In case of low visibility (e.g. in the dark, with heavy rain, blinding sun) and slippery road, the railway must be crossed with extra care. When it is slippery, car drivers must take into account the vehicle’s extended braking distance and start reducing speed before the crossing earlier than usual.