The rule describing the required driver response to a Distant signal at Caution in a two-position signalling system did not fully reflect the signalling system design principles.
V/Line has not yet finalised its response to the safety issue.
That V/Line amends the rule for the required driver response to a Distant signal at Caution. The amendment should bring the rule into alignment with the signalling system design principles.
Whether or not the ATSB identifies safety issues in the course of an investigation, relevant organisations may proactively initiate safety action in order to reduce their safety risk. The ATSB has been advised by V/Line of the following additional safety actions in response to this occurrence: