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Recommendation

Recommendation details
Output No: RR20070024
Date issued: 24 October 2007
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

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Safety Issue

The difficult viewing angle imposed by this site (coupled with the truck not stopping and the restricted visibility from the truck driver's cab) meant that there was little opportunity for the truck driver to see and avoid a collision with the train.

 

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Department of Infrastructure examine opportunities with the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Colac Otway Shire Council and take action to address this safety issue11.

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11. The ARTC and the COSC should liaise with the DoI regarding design and maintenance strategies that are available for reducing the road/rail interface risk at level crossings and to gain assistance with the assessment of options using the ALCAM.

 
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