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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

New roadside campaign

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A new level crossing roadside safety campaign has been launched in the Central North Island by rail safety charitable trust TrackSAFE NZ.  Read more

Worldwide attention to level crossing safety

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

National rail safety charity TrackSAFE NZ is encouraging all New Zealanders to join the rest of the world when out and about today, and be safe and aware when near level and pedestrian crossings.  Read more

Be Rail Safe over Summer

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ are warning people to use their Train Brain and not take risks around railway lines this holiday period.  Read more

Pedestrian safety the focus for this year’s Rail Safety Week

Sunday, August 12, 2012

“Use your brain, tracks are for trains” is the new safety message being delivered throughout the country for this year’s Rail Safety Week.  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

National Rail Safety Week Unveiled

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A new nationwide awareness campaign is being launched today for National Rail Safety Week – and it is the trains in the big cities that will be carrying the message “Stay Clear. Stay Safe.”  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

New Zealand gets behind International Level Crossing Awareness Day

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

KiwiRail and the Chris Cairns Foundation are proud to support ILCAD – the International Level Crossing Awareness Day, being observed today by over 40 countries around the world.  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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