- level crossings in NI -someone blocks the "no waiting" area, as its only the normal yellow hatched area people ignore.
- Cornwall: somone oblivious to the warning lights
- scotland. Here they were trying a camera to deter "reckless drivers". Not a "mutual respect" campaign, but one of threats. Still, clearly inadequate.
- Scotland,: same story, better video
- England, a new nine-camera police van: The key point "level crossing lights are the lights even emergency vehicles can't go through". Essex and cambridgeshire "seem to be the worst offenders".
- wales, "Too many motorists continue to break the law by jumping the lights or swerving around barriers at level crossings." (and pedestrians)
- Wales: absolute insanity -though unlike the cambridge cyclist, this fuckwit is endangering everyone on the train: "The motorist admitted dangerous driving, claiming he did not see the flashing lights and failed to notice cars waiting at the crossing."
Where are the fucking mutual respect campaigns "Be nice to trains and they won't kill you?"
The answer, they've tried, they've failed. Which shows how useless mutual respect campaigns are: if they don't teach people to respect trains, what chance have cyclists.
Why are so many vehicles running level crossings? Why are the numbers up? That is something that the network rail have seemed to miss completely, though the BBC has picked up on it,: Jumping the lights is now a mass motoring offence.
Drivers are used to running red lights -even if they are MPs they do it- and now treat red lights as a hint. The lack of experience of level crossings may also be a factor -they don't look like normal lights- but how can you miss dropping barriers? The answer: you can't, you can instead make a decision to swerve round them because either you are going too fast to stop, or you are too impatient to wait.
It's precisely because so many people run red lights in town that the chance of being stopped has dropped -leaving level crossings last only place where the government cares.
Maybe if RLJing was enforced everywhere, aggressively, railway lines would be safer too