This level crossing, located somewhere in Russia, seems designed to entice you to cross it at the worst possible time.
Level crossings remain problematic in terms of their safety. Although they are generally accompanied by warning systems for approaching trains, they regularly make the headlines during often very serious accidents.
Hell’s Crossing Video
And it is certainly not this Russian level crossing that will help make these facilities safer. The video below films the device as a train approaches. But the procedure followed by the warning systems is really surprising: the barriers are lowered first, at the same time as the exit of signs on the road to prevent cars from passing. Then the barrier rises and the panels retract, suggesting that there is no longer any danger. Fault…
Moments later, a train passes while the barrier is open. True, the red light is still flashing. But there is really enough to find yourself in a particularly perilous situation …
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