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Laws and penalties

Breaking road rules on or around level crossings could result in a fine and loss of demerit points.

Details of demerit point offences can be found on the Roads and Martime Services website.

Actions attracting penalties include:

  • Failing to stop and give way at a stop sign or stop line at a level crossing
  • Entering a level crossing when the warning lights, bells or boom gates are operating
  • Entering a level crossing when a train is approaching and there is any danger of a collision
  • Entering a level crossing when vehicles prevent you from clearing the crossing.

Last updated: 11 January 2017