Police crackdown on level crossing safety hits Sleaford

Keeping an eye on the video cameras from inside the police van. EMN-150502-115000001
Keeping an eye on the video cameras from inside the police van. EMN-150502-115000001

British Transport Police officers have been joined today (Thursday) by representatives from Network Rail to highlight level crossing safety.

Officers are handing out leaflets as well as using high profile camera equipment to catch people in the act at Sleaford East level crossing on Southgate as part of a week-long operation to clamp down on deliberate misuse of crossings by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians and educate people to use crossings safely.

Network Rail’s Level Crossing Champion Tina Hughes, from Essex, has also been at the crossing to bring home her story after her daughter and a friend were killed using the crossing near their home in Bishop Stortford.

BTP has released a series of clips of incidents at crossings to coincide with Operation Look.

Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIPfoH0cqBQ&feature=youtu.be

○ See more on this in next Wednesday’s Sleaford Standard.