Please find the latest press release on new guidelines on level crossing safety jointly organised by IRU, UIC and OLE:
New guidelines on level crossing safety to help save lives
(Geneva/Tallinn/Paris, 3 May 2016) IRU, the International Union of Railways (UIC) and Operation Lifesaver Estonia (OLE) published a Level Crossing Safety flyer on 3 May 2016 to raise awareness of professional drivers and reduce related accidents at this key interface between road and rail infrastructure.
Using a level crossing is safe as long as users cross properly. Nevertheless, risks still exist and the consequences of a collision between trains and commercial vehicles can be dramatic.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 1968 Convention on Road Traffic and the Highway Code, states that “trains have priority, whilst road users and pedestrians must comply with road signs and signals in order to cross safely and consequently prevent any collision arising from misuse or inappropriate behaviour and potentially endangering train passengers, crew and other users.”
8th edition of ILCAD hosted by LDz and OLE, 10-11- June 2016 in Riga and Tallinn Press releases ... 2016