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Media Release 2 January 2009

Queensland:  Strong support for the rail crossing safety actions announced today by Minister Mickel and QR

RAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport users has welcomed the rail crossing safety initiatives announced today (1).

QR has said of the level crossing collisions to occur on QR tracks in the past seven years:

o 98% of collisions were directly attributable to the road user
o 96% of collisions occur at public level crossings
o 50% of collisions on average occur at crossings with boom gates and/or flashing lights (2).

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

"Today's statement by Minister Mickel of immediate actions to start to address the road safety aspects of level crossings is very welcome.  Stop means stop! Be rail safe!"

References:

1.  http://www.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS/StatementDisplaySingle.aspx?id=62142
2.  http://www.corporate.qr.com.au/Corporate/News_Room/Current/Press_releases/845.asp

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