Public Safety Tips by Botswana Railways

  • ●Cross railway lines at a marked crossing only
  • ●Stop one step back from the edge of the crossing before looking and listening in all directions for approaching trains
  • ●Cross the railway line only when the tracks are clear and there are no approaching trains
  • ●If a train is coming, wait for it to pass, then stop, look, listen and think again before crossing. Another train may be coming.
  • ●Do not try to “beat” the boom gate as it closes for approaching train
  • ●Always obey all warning signs
  • ●Never park near railway line as you may obstruct other people Never jump fences, gates or barriers at level crossings
  • ●Never force pedestrian barriers open or use the emergency escape to enter pedestrian crossings, except in case of an emergency
  • ●Hold the hand of children when crossing railway lines.
  • ” We run Safety Campaigns regularly to raise awareness and reduces risk of accidents along the railway network involving both vehicles and pedestrians”- Botswana Railways Managrment
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