Cross­ing warn­ing

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THE Aus­tralian Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion has called on driv­ers to be care­ful when cross­ing rail­way tracks. ‘‘All level cross­ing col­li­sions are avoid­able,’’ ATA chair­man Trevor Mar­tyn says. ‘‘Driv­ers must be aware of their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties when go­ing over level cross­ings.’’ The ATA says on av­er­age there are 100 ac­ci­dents at level cross­ings each year, re­sult­ing in 37 deaths. Th­ese could eas­ily be avoided if ev­ery road user, whether they are truck or car driv­ers, cy­clists or pedes­tri­ans, give level cross­ings the re­spect they de­serve.

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