Railway crossing tickets written

In all, 31 tickets were written to motorists for failing to stop at uncontrolled railroad crossings.

  • Sun May 6th, 2012 5:00pm
  • News

MEMBERS of the RCMP’s Pacific Region Traffic Services section, popularly known as the highway patrol, teamed up with CN Police officers last week to conduct enforcement operations at railway crossings in Terrace.

In all, 31 tickets were written to motorists for failing to stop at uncontrolled railroad crossings.

Those tickets fall under a section of the Motor Vehicle Act.

The Kenney St. crossing, because it has lights and a barrier, is considered a controlled crossing. Vehicles do not have to stop.

The crossing further west at the intersection of Frank St. and Hwy16 is considered an uncontrolled crossing.

 

Motorists are required to stop at an uncontrolled crossing and look both ways for train traffic before proceeding.