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The Road Traffic Act

Railway crossings


 

Traffic across a railway crossing 

Road users who cross a railway crossing must demonstrate special caution. Traffic across a railway crossing may not occur when it can be seen or heard that a train is approaching. Drivers must adjust their speed so that stopping, if necessary, can occur before the tracks. Crossing the tracks must occur without unnecessary delay.

Item 2. Road users may not cross the railway crossing when:

  1. the duty to stop is indicated by the signal,
  2. the barrier is closed or while the boom is closing or opening, or
  3. the railway staff indicate that a train is approaching.

Item 3. Stopping must occur at an adequate distance from the tracks and before the signal or barrier.

Item 4. Items 1-3 also apply to the crossing of other crossings and to driving on or across tracks that are in roads, berths or similar without being demarcated, however, not to light rail tracks.

Item 5. The Danish Minister of Traffic can set the regulations on which safety measures must be observed when crossing railway crossings with:

  1. transportation that is particularly slow or heavy,
  2. transportation that exceeds the ordinary regulations for width, length or height that are set pursuant to Section 84, or
  3. animals that are being led or herded.

Without barrier

The risk of accident is especially high with railway crossings without barrier.

With barrier

Railway crossings with barrier are more secure than crossings with light and sound signal alone, but in all circumstances one must be aware that the technical measures can fail.


Railway crossing without barrier

»Railway crossing without barrier«, possibly with a plate below the sign »Look out for trains« or »Advanced warning to stop«, warns that a railway crossing is ahead.


Railway crossing with barrier

»Railway crossing with barrier« warns about a railway crossing ahead.


Stop

»Stop« indicates that drivers must stop before crossing a railway track.