Aurizon’s Head of Safety Neil Backer encourages all community members to practice safe behaviour around the rail corridor and to raise awareness with their families about rail safety.
“Our message is simple – stay off the tracks, and stop, look, listen and think at level crossings,” he said.
“By breaking the law and ignoring the signals and signs, you not only put yourself at risk you put others at risk of being injured or even worse, killed.
“Every near miss, incident or fatality on the rail network can also cause severe and ongoing trauma for our drivers and their families.
“Our drivers can’t swerve to miss you and it takes nearly two kilometres to stop a 10 thousand tonne train even with the application of the emergency brakes.”
Aurizon has released a Rail Safety video that provides some key tips and facts on safe behaviour around the rail corridor.
The video is available below or on the Aurizon YouTube page.