Recommendation: 2012-001

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Ref # 2012-001
Status Closed
Occurrence Car Strike at Morrough Level Crossing, XG173, Galway.
Occurrence Date 14 February 2011
Date Closed 18/03/2020

Basis for Recommendation

The Car Driver approached and drove onto the Level Crossing thinking that it was a road junction. This maybe as a result of there not being any approach signage to Level Crossing and the signage at the Level Crossing not communicating effectively the instructions required to operate the Level Crossing. The RAIU make the following safety recommendations:


IÉ-IM should review the suitability of the signage at user worked crossings on public and private roads, ensuring that human factors issues are identified and addressed.