|Issue No 118||02 November 2001|
Train Drivers Call for Level Crossing Action
Working train drivers today warned the NSW Parliament's StaySafe Committee that another rail tragedy was inevitable unless swift action was taken to make level crossings safer.
The drivers, all of whom said they had been involved in near-misses on metropolitan and rural lines, presented a multi-pronged approach to the Committee in public hearings this week.
- educating drivers about the risks of ignoring warning signals.
- deterring drivers from ignoring warnings by implementing a rail equivalent to red-light cameras on the state's roads.
- Enforcing stricter fines for offences at level crossings.
The drivers, members of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, argued that there needed to be a coordinated approach to managing initiatives that address safety.
"One person needs to take responsibility for track safety," they said.
A full copy of their written submission to the StaySafe Committee is available from the Labor Council.
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