Youngsters risking lives
Two youngsters have been caught on camera at Narborough level crossing, at 4pm on Thursday 17 February.
Sergeant Karen Barker, of BTP based at Leicester station, said:
“The two youths pictured ran across the crossing as the barriers were coming down and the red warning lights were flashing. This is not only irresponsible, but could have had fatal consequences.
“The dangerous act of crossing whilst the warnings are in place not only puts pedestrians own lives at risk, but also damages trains passing through at the time, potentially causing a derailment.”
Don't Ignore Warning Sirens
Officers often carry out education and enforcement initiatives at level crossings informing drivers and pedestrians of the dangers of climbing over barriers or not waiting for warnings to finish.
“Safety at level crossings is a top priority for us,” added Sgt. Barker, “Incredibly some people are still putting their lives on the line by ignoring warning sirens and trying to dash through the crossing. Level crossings – and other crossings where road, footpaths and rail cross – are designed to keep people safe. And, when used correctly, that is exactly what they do.”