Safety Advisory Notice RS20070001

Safety Advisory Notice

Recommendation details
Output No: RS20070001
Date issued: 05 October 2007
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Safety Advisory Notice was developed

Output text

Safety Issue

Tests conducted on 53.5 m long B+2A road-trains at the Fountain Head Road level crossing, Ban Ban Springs, found that the procedure/standard used to calculate and/or assess the level crossing sighting distance was probably inadequate for the truck configuration tested. It is likely that sighting distances at other level crossings controlled by Stop signs, used by high combined gross mass road vehicles, may be similarly deficient and more research is needed to accurately assess this risk.

Safety Advisory Notice

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that State and Territory road transport authorities and rail regulators should consider the implications of this safety issue and take action where it is considered appropriate.

Last update 05 April 2012