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Safety measures to be implemented at level crossings

Dipuo Peters has urged locals to rather exercise caution than cross train tracks illegally.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters along with Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant visited three dangerous level crossings in Stellenbosch on Thursday 2 October, 2014. Picture:Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says her department will work with several role players to ensure safety measures at railway crossings are implemented.

The minister, along with Western Cape Transport MEC Donald Grant visited three dangerous level crossings in Stellenbosch today.

The visit was aimed at raising awareness about safety at level crossings.

Peters and other government officials handed out pamphlets to motorists at the Bergkelder Level-Crossing.

They then went to an illegal crossing in Kayamandi. The crossing is situated near the Du Toit Station and is used by locals to gain access to a mall and taxi rank.

The Railway Safety Regulator says 21 people have been knocked over and killed by trains at this particular illegal crossing over the past four years.

Peters has urged locals to rather exercise caution than cross train tracks illegally.