PH-JML is campaigning in schools to strengthen care at level crossings
Every year, 900 accidents are recorded in Brazilian railroads. Largely, they are caused by the carelessness of pedestrians and drivers. Pedestrians, as they go through the railway line looking at the phone or wearing headphones, others who venture hanging on wagons to catch a ride. As for the drivers, because they think they have time to cross the line before the train pass and miscalculate the speed of the composition.
So that the contact with the railway is safe, the PH-JML developed the campaign “You stop, the train does not”, focused on elementary school children from public schools in a Brazilian city, known as João Monlevade. In all, the unit’s security team talked with about a thousand students.
Among the PH-JML activities is railway transport, which runs through the city seeking ore to produce steel, twenty four hours a day. The manager of the PH-JML, Luiz Eduardo Bedetti, points out that the main benefit of the campaign is safety. “We want to provide information to achieve a secure, shared operation between the society and PH”.
A train does not stop like a car. Because of its weight, it takes up to a thousand meters to stop completely. So even when it is possible to see an obstacle, car or person on the tracks, most often it is not possible to avoid the impact. So, get to know some cares required to live with the railway safely.
- Elderly or with limited mobility require special attention.
- Children can not play in the railway area and must be under constant supervision of their guardians on crossings.
- Do not try to cross the line talking on the phone, checking messages or using audio devices of any kind. They divert your attention from the railway.
- Keep a minimum distance of 3 meters from the track. It is this space that the composition needs to move safely without crashing or hurting anyone.
- It is essential to pay attention to sound safety signs that the train emits. When it comes close to the level crossing, the train whistle to get attention.
- Look both ways when crossing the railway.