UPDATE VIDEO The terrible driver who broke the barrier at a railway crossing by bus was fined by the police

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UPDATE VIDEO The terrible driver who broke the barrier at a railway crossing by bus was fined by the police

UPDATE 17:40: The driver received a fine, 2,900 lei, plus the suspension of the license for 90 days, according to IPJ Prahova.

The quoted source also specified that the driver is 39 years old and is from Gorgota commune. The accident did not result in casualties.

“On October 26 this year, the policemen from the Prahova County Transport Police Service notified ex officio that a bus would have forced the level crossing with the railway, from Tinosu locality, located at km. railway 45 + 200, provided with BAT type semi-barriers.

The operative team went to the scene, which soon identified the driver, in the person of a 39-year-old man, residing in Gorgota commune, Prahova county.

There were no casualties or train delays, as the plastic protection of the red electric traffic light was damaged.

The investigations are being continued by the police officers of the Prahova County Transport Police Service, under the aspect of committing the crime of destruction and false signaling.

At the same time, the man was sanctioned with a fine of 2,900 lei and his driving license was suspended for a period of 90 days, according to art. 102, para. 3, letter c of the GEO. 195, regarding the traffic on public roads ”, transmitted IPJ Prahova.

The initial news

A bus driver smashed the barrier on Tuesday from a level crossing with the railway in Prahova County, CFR Infrastructura reports.

“A new case of unconsciousness was caught today, October 26, 2021, at 14.15, by the cameras, at the level crossing with the railway from km 45 + 200, located between Crivina – Brazi stations, PRAHOVA county.

Although the warning signals are in operation and the barrier arms are moving, the driver forces the crossing and breaks an arm of the barrier, thus endangering not only his own life but also the lives of the passengers.

The images were also sent to the Police representatives to identify the driver “, it is shown in the CFR communiqué.

The railway company also reminded drivers of the importance of complying with the signaling at level crossings, citing the following reasons:

  • “Such unconsciousness endangers not only the lives of drivers, but also the lives of those they carry!
  • such unconsciousness can endanger the lives of other participants in road, rail or even pedestrian traffic!
  • such unconsciousness entails wasted time in traffic, whether we are talking about the road or the railway!
  • such unconsciousness causes material damage to the railway system!

Although the company CFR SA took all safety measures at this level crossing for both road and rail traffic, being installed including video cameras, the unconsciousness of some drivers is difficult to imagine and accept! “, Said CFR Infrastructure.

This is not the only case of this type. G4Media.ro reported on others in August Terrible drivers who forced the barrier at the level of a railway in Ilfov County.

Photo source: Video capture – Facebook / CFR Infrastructure

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