Freight rail operator Pacific National has announced a new public advertising campaign regarding level-crossing safety following a recent tragedy with two of its workers.
On New Year’s Eve, two Pacific National workers passed away when a truck collided with a train in Bindarrah, South Australia at a railway level-crossing.
In memory of the pair, Pacific National has announced the roll-out of its public advertising campaign to further educate communities on railway level-crossing safety.
“Level crossing safety is critically important, and this campaign builds on existing industry and government campaigns that run annually,” PacNat says in a LinkedIn statement.
“Don’t take a chance, take a look.”
The concept behind the campaign is to remind the road transport industry that a train can’t swerve nor quickly stop, with care needed when vehicles cross level crossings.
“It can take up to two kilometres for a fully loaded freight train to stop,” the campaign says.
“Cross with care at level crossings so we all go home safely, every day.”