A driver who made a dangerous manoeuvre near a train stop in Burnaby, ironically during Railway Safety Week, has prompted a cautious reminder from Mounties.
A Burnaby RCMP officer captured footage last week showing a white van speeding across a set of tracks at Government and Cariboo roads just as the protected train crossing lights begin to flash and the arms start to lower.
Twenty seconds later, a freight train passes through.
“If you’re caught disobeying signal lights you’ll be fined $109,” Burnaby RCMP said in a tweet.
According to the Canada’s Transportation Safety Board, 14 per cent of all rail accidents involved vehicles or pedestrians at rail crossings across the country in 2018. The 10-year average is roughly 17 per cent.
Last week during #RailwaySafetyWeek one of our traffic members captured on camera precisely what NOT to do when approaching a railway crossing … When the signal lights are flashing, and you see the gate come down … please don’t do this ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ubfTncU80Z
— Burnaby RCMP (@BurnabyRCMP) September 30, 2019