Farm safety for level crossings

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FARMERS are being targeted in a new level crossing safety campaign.

Nationally over the last five years, there have been more than 100 near-miss incidents at crossings on farmland and four instances of trains striking farm vehicles. Fifteen were in the south east.

A new campaign will remind farmers of the safety rules – such as using crossing telephones to call the signaller before crossing the tracks.

Working with the NFU, Network Rail is providing guides for their workforce and regular farm visitors.

Go to nfuonline.com.