Commuters targeted

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TRAIN commuters misusing pedestrian crossings, and cyclists riding on pedestrian walkways at level crossings, face fines during a joint two-week Victoria Police and Public Transport Victoria campaign targeting pedestrians engaging in unsafe behaviour at level crossings.

Statistics show more than 200 near misses a year occur when train drivers are forced to brake unexpectedly or take other actions to avoid trespassers on the lines.

Police have urged members of the public to ensure they stay safe around train stations and level crossings, and don’t engage in dangerous behaviour.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 11 June 2019

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