Level crossing danger

Two Gloucestershire level crossings have been highlighted as part of a new campaign to improve safety.

Network Rail wants driving tests to include compulsory questions about level crossings, as there are now 3 near misses across the country every week.

They say the Lydney crossing is one of the most misused in the South West.

While in 2008 the barriers at the Horton Road crossing in Gloucester were badly damaged when they were hit by a vehicle.

Network Rail say 95% of incidents are down to misuse or error and drivers and walkers are putting their lives at risk by chancing it when barriers are down.

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