‘Stop, Look, Listen and Think’ this Rail Safety Week
Australia's largest rail based transport business, Aurizon, has today launched a new animated video urging the community to stay off the tracks and to 'stop, look, listen and think'.
Aurizon released the video (available at http://www.aurizon.com.au/rail-safety) to coincide with the start of Rail Safety Week, a national initiative aiming to improve education and awareness around railway level crossings and track safety.
Neil Backer, Aurizon's Vice President of Safety, Health and Environment says the video delivers the key rail safety messages.
"It is devastating that one person on average is killed every 10 days at a level crossing.
"This statistic is unacceptable. There is no reason we should have any incidents at a level crossing.
"This video is a great resource and I encourage you to watch it and share it with your friends and family."
Railway tracks are dangerous places and people are often surprised there are more than 1,000 near misses across Australia's 20,000 level crossings each year.
"Not only can these incidents have a devastating effect on the person involved but are extremely traumatic for our train drivers and their families.
"A train can't swerve to miss you and it can't stop quickly. So remember, 'stop, look, listen and think'."