While the railway crossings are not quite safe and even though hundreds of people meet with accidents on these crossings, people still do not follow safe practices. Here is a CCTV video that shows a person who did not want to wait for a Rajdhani Express train to pass and wanted to go to the other side quickly. We are not sure about the exact location of this incident but it is a good example of why you should follow the traffic rules on the roads.
The video shows that the boom barrier in the closed state. We are not sure if there is a barrier on this side of the road though. While many pedestrians are nearby, and some of them are trying to cross the railway track before the train arrives, the person on the bike gets into two minds. He stops after getting the view of the train in his sight very close to the track. However, he did not put the gear in a neutral position. The video shows the bike getting a jerk and falling down on the crossing very near to the railway track. Within a few seconds, the train enters the footage and completely destroys the bike.
Never lose the patience
Losing patience on the road is one of the primary reasons for accidents. The video shows many trying to reach the other side of the track before the train arrives. There are bikers and pedestrians who are equally enthusiastic to cross the railway track and reach the opposite side. The video shows that the train takes exactly a few seconds to pass through the crossing. Only for a matter of a few seconds, the person put himself and many around him in danger.
The video shows how the parts from the motorcycle fly all around after the train hits it. Someone standing nearby could have been injured due to this. Also, a major mishap could have happened if the bike and the train made more direct contact with each other.
Railway crossings are highly dangerous
There are numerous railway crossings across the length and breadth of the country. Major mishaps happen regularly at the railway crossings and that is why almost all of them are manned. It means almost all the crossings have a person who raises and lowers the barricades whenever a train is on its way. However, it is not enough as people still try to cross the track even after the gates closing down. Since trains are extremely heavy and take a long distance to slow down, they simply cannot reduce speeds when they see an obstacle or a person on the track ahead.
This is why it is always advisable to stop and let the train pass. Most of them take less than a minute. If you lose balance and fall down or get stuck in front of a speeding train, there are almost no chances of you getting away from the situation. The government and the railway authorities have made many overbridges to overcome this problem. However, it does not seem to enough at the moment.