In connection with the cases of security breaks on the railway South Caucasus Railway once again reminds citizens that the railroad is a system with high risk and calls to strictly follow the safety requirements.
During the first 9 months of 2013 at SCR 21 cases of collision were registered, 4 cases of which were hit of men and 17 cases hitting on the cattle. Also during this period 7 cases of collisions with motor vehicles happened.
The largest number of incidents occurred in September when 10 cases of collision of trains on the cattle and collisions with motor vehicles took place.
In 2012 the railroad registered 28 cases of collisions with animals. Only a single case causes CJSC "SCR" a damage of 1.75 million drams.
The company has repeatedly appealed to the population to be more attentive at the railway stations, while passing the tracks, not cross them without permission at not intended place, do not use the way for grazing and transhumance. Recently such actions have become a serious threat to people’s life and health and traffic safety.
For its part SCR has taken all necessary steps to ensure traffic safety: the program of re-equipping and maintenance of crossings is on process, operations to identify shortcomings and breaks at railroad crossings are regularly conducted, technical studies are carried out with the duties, fliers “Notice of Traffic Safety” are distributed to the drivers, also all railway stations have specially equipped transitions.
SCR pays particular attention to awareness about the rules of conduct and safety, for this at all railway stations special reminders are placed for citizens and children. In addition, we co-operate with the municipal authorities, enterprises, schools located next to the railroad which explain to people, staff and students the need to meet the safety rules on the railway.
However, despite the measures taken the residents of houses next to the railway particularly the thoughtless and hurrying drivers still prefer to cross the tracks where they consider ignoring the preventing signs and the presence of specially equipped and comfortable passages and crossings.
SCR once again reminds drivers that protected crossings should be crossed only with the permission of the duty, and the unprotected ones with full confidence in the safety of their actions, not trying to rush in front of the train that can lead to serious consequences.
It must be considered that the rail transport in the case of potential danger can not stop immediately. If emergency braking stopping distance of passenger trains is at least 800 meters and that of the freight train is about 1000 meters. But in danger even hundredths of seconds and a few steps are critical...