Level crossings for drivers

How to use level crossings safely as a driver

As drivers we need to:

  • Be prepared to stop at the crossing.
  • Understand the warnings (lights, barriers, alarms). Download the document or view the interactive guide below.
  • If the warnings activate, stop - unless it’s unsafe to do so.
  • Remain stationary until all the warnings stop.
  • Check that our exit is clear before driving across.

Explore: use your mouse to reveal the hazards and what you can expect to see.

If you are unable to view this interactive level crossing user guidance for drivers please click here.