The phrase ‘amber-gambler’ is often used to describe drivers who chance their arm when traffic lights are changing to red.
But a disturbing number of drivers are now risking theirs and countless other lives by jumping lights at level crossings, says Network Rail.
The dangerous habit has reached a five-year high with 3,400 recorded incidents during 2008 and 15 deaths.
Any such serious incident on your patch would no doubt be well documented but speak to the local people dealing with this on a regular basis.
Are there residents’ groups based near dangerous crossings campaigning for better safety?
What is Network Rail doing to educate people about the dangers, especially teenagers who are learning to drive or just passing their tests?