Over the next week, BTP will be out and about visiting level crossings across the region to urge the drivers and pedestrians to do their level best to stay safe when using crossings.
Officers and Network Rail staff will be at key crossings throughout the region during busy rush hour times speaking to drivers and pedestrians and handing out leaflets to educate people around the dangers of level crossing misuse.
Sergeant Marcus Gale told QLocal: "We’ll be stepping up our activity during the next week to ensure we speak to as many people as possible about using crossings safely.
“Despite our constant warnings around the dangers of not following the correct procedures at crossings, we’ve found that people have just got into the habit of taking risks and are jumping red lights, and this has to stop. There is no excuse for jumping the lights at a level crossing and the consequences of doing so could be fatal.
“We are more interested in educating people and saving lives but we will also prosecute anyone who is caught jumping level crossing lights in the hope that this will make them think twice in future.“