Monday 8 Nov 2004

MEDIA INVITATION / PHOTOCALL: LEVEL CROSSING INITIATIVE DRIVES DOWN CRIME

Region & Route:
Scotland
Local MP and MSP Support Cornton Level Crossing Campaign Date:                           12 November 2004 Time:                          11.00am-1.00pm Location:                    Cornton Level Crossing Event:                         Visit by xxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Media contact:          Network Rail press office 0141 555 4109   Xxxx, MP for xxxxxxxx and xxxx , MSP for   will join Network Rail and the British Transport Police to examine the red light cameras in operation at Cornton level crossing and hear the latest details about offences committed at this crossing.  New figures show that illegal behaviour by motorists at this level crossing blackspot has fallen dramatically, with 40 per cent fewer recordings compared to the same period last year. Cornton level crossing is one of a number of ‘hot spots’ targeted by Network Rail’s initiative to drive down motorist offences and stop them jumping red lights when a train is about to pass through. Jim Douglas, Territory Health and Safety Manager, Scotland for Network Rail will attend the event, together with xxxx of the British Transport Police and representatives from Her Majesty’s Rail Inspectorate Leaflets reminding motorists of their legal responsibilities and highlighting the dangers of driver misuse will be delivered to members of the local community. You are invited to attend with a photographer.

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