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Breaking news – Proposals to change law on level crossings | shp

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Proposals to change law on level crossings | shp

Plans have been set out on how the legislative framework governing the use, management and possible closure of level crossings can be improved to reduce the risk of train accidents.

The England and Wales Law Commission and its counterpart in Scotland have launched a consultation in recognition that level crossings present the largest single risk of catastrophic train accident in Great Britain.

According to Network Rail, more than 2000 pedestrians and motorists are reported to misused crossings every year. With trains reaching speeds up to 125mph, pedestrians or vehicles are unlikely to survive the impact of a collision.

Read more at www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk

 

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