Police issue tickets for crossing tracks

Generally speaking, vehicles do not have to stop at uncontrolled crossings, but there are exceptions.

  • May. 13, 2012 12:00 p.m.

TERRACE RCMP have clarified regulations pertaining to vehicles crossing railway tracks following a safety campaign officers undertook with CN police in the last several weeks.

Officers did issue 31 tickets to people and this took place at the Substation Road/Queensway Drive intersection in Thornhill.

“This railway crossing has a stop sign, therefore vehicles have to stop and look both ways before proceeding safely,” said police in a release.

“Vehicles must stop at railway crossings for four circumstances: a stop sign, lights and/or gates, a railway train is approaching and is within approximately 500 m of a crossing or by reason of its speed or nearness to the crossing is an immediate hazard and emits an audible signal or is visible, and last if there is a conductor in the crossing directing you to stop,” the release continued.

Generally speaking, vehicles do not have to stop at uncontrolled crossings, but there are exceptions.

Those exceptions are “a bus carrying passengers for compensation, school buses carrying a child, a vehicle carrying explosive substances or any poisonous or flammable substance as cargo, or a vehicle used to carry flammable liquids or gas, whether or not it is then empty,” the RCMP continued.

And Constable Angela Rabut of the local RCMP  detachment said any driver of any vehicle should caution.

“If a railroad crossing is uncontrolled, there is no requirement by law to stop for the regular driver.

“Since this is a railroad crossing, it is a good idea to slow down, look both ways, and then proceed when safe to do so,” she said.



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 20 to 26

Rabbit Day, Hobbit Day and One-Hit Wonder Day are all coming up this week

What is the future of transportation in Terrace?

Active transportation, transit, road networks to play a big part in the coming years

Single-engine aircraft crashes near Telkwa

Two occupants of the plane sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital

Terrace firefighters heading south to help battle wildfires in Oregon

Over 200 B.C. firefighting personnel will assist in the U.S.

Cullen announces bid for provincial NDP nomination for Stikine riding

Current MLA Donaldson not seeking re-election

QUIZ: A celebration of apples

September is the start of the apple harvest

Young B.C. cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Nearly 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers by late July

WHO acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Most Read