Today, the European Commission is marking the International Level Crossing Awareness Day. Almost 300 people per year die in crashes at level crossings, representing around 30% of all railway deaths. Furthermore, although they represent only a small proportion of road crashes, the severity of collisions at railway crossings is often high compared to other crashes.
The Commission has published a thematic report on this issue, setting out the situation regarding collisions at level crossings and measures the that could be taken to prevent them.
In the Western Balkans region, the Transport Community has launched an awareness campaign to try to reduce the number and severity of collisions at railway crossings.
More information can be found here: Transport Community: Level Crossings Public Awareness Campaign
- Publication date
- 9 June 2022
- Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport