New Australian Strategy

Every year, there are about 100 crashes involving trains and road vehicles on grade crossings, causing 30 deaths per year, of which 63% are pedestrians. The cost is $US 24 million per year. The Australian railway industry and authorities think that the number is still too high. The article describes a national strategy to reduce deaths by changing the behavior of road users. A positive measure is being taken with the introduction of a new national locomotive lighting and visibility standard. By providing better external lighting on locomotives, use of reflective materials and revised livery and paint requirements, it is hoped people using grade crossings will be able to see a train sooner, and get a better idea of how fast it is traveling.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: p 28
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  • Accession Number: 01004179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2005 5:34PM