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Surge in motorists risking their safety on level crossings

Friday, June 02, 2017

KiwiRail and Tracksafe NZ are warning Auckland motorists to take more care as the number of vehicles hitting protective barrier arms at level crossings surges.  Read more

Inattention major cause of collisions

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Inattention has been shown to be the major factor in more than 40 per cent of serious and fatal injury collisions between vehicles and trains at railway level crossings.  Read more

Collisions disappointing

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Two vehicle collisions in one day is extremely disappointing, according to national rail safety charity TrackSAFE NZ.   Read more

Collision with train results in diversion

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Multi-sport athlete Steve Gurney has been offered diversion by Police, following his guilty plea to a charge of careless driving after he collided with a passenger train last year. 

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Passengers escape collision with bus in Wellington

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Passengers were fortunate to escape a stranded bus on a level crossing in Wellington, just seconds before it was hit by a freight train.  Read more

Steve Gurney prosecuted for careless driving following level crossing collision

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Chris Cairns Foundation is pleased that the Police are taking rail safety seriously, as evidenced by their decision to prosecute Steve Gurney.   Read more

Driver told she was lucky to survive train-car crash

Thursday, August 04, 2011

An Oamaru driver has lost her licence and been convicted of careless driving, following a collision at the Foyle Street level crossing in Oamaru last May.  Read more

Train collides with car at Southland level crossing

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A car has collided with a train in Southland after the driver failed to ensure there was space for her vehicle across the tracks before she entered the level crossing.  Read more


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Look Right, Look Left as rail lines get busier

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Close encounters with trains are on the rise and as train frequencies increase, KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are encouraging everyone to take a simple action that could save their lives.  Read more

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