Rail Crossings Danger

Number 27909
Subject Railroads
Source CBC News: Canada Now/The National (Vancouver, B.C.)
State Canada
Year 2016
Publication Date April 13, 2016
Summary A CBC News investigation into Canada's top 25 most accident-prone railway crossings found wide-spread design flaws across the country. Some of the most dangerous railway crossings in Canada lack automated gate arms, protective pedestrian gates, advance warning signs, bells and flashing lights. Other deficiencies include poor sightlines for drivers, confusing road signs and overgrown bush. As well, CBC News learned Transport Canada does not routinely warn the public about all railway crossings that appear in its database of the country's 500 "highest risk" crossings.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords railway crossing; pedestrians; safety
Related Links http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/railway-crossing-safety-flaws-1.3532430; http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/high-risk-rail-crossings-1.3530315
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