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Police urge drivers & pedestrians to stay safe when using regions level crossings – Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire


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Over the next week we will be out and about visiting level crossings across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to urge the drivers and pedestrians to do their level best to stay safe when using crossings.

Officers and Network Rail staff will be at key crossings throughout the region during busy rush hour times speaking to drivers and pedestrians and handing out leaflets to educate people around the dangers of level crossing misuse.

Sergeant Marcus Gale said, “We’ll be stepping up our activity during the next week to ensure we speak to as many people as possible about using crossings safely.

“Despite our constant warnings around the dangers of not following the correct procedures at crossings, we’ve found that people have just got into the habit of taking risks and are jumping red lights, and this has to stop. There is no excuse for jumping the lights at a level crossing and the consequences of doing so could be fatal.

“We are more interested in educating people and saving lives but we will also prosecute anyone who is caught jumping level crossing lights in the hope that this will make them think twice in future.“

The following level crossings will be visited as part of the operation during the specified time -

15 March – Sawley LX - 4.30 – 6.30pm
16 March – Carlton LX – 4.30 – 6.30pm
20 March – Bullwell LX – 7.30-9.30am
21 March – Colwick LX – 4.30-6.30pm
24 March – Spondon LX – 7.30-9.30am

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