15. DRIVING THROUGH RAILWAY TRACKS

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113. Drivers of vehicles shall cross railway tracks at level crossings, giving way to a train (locomotive, trolley).


114. When approaching a level crossing, the driver shall be guided by the requirements of road signs, traffic lights, markings, the position of the barrier and the instructions of the person on duty at the crossing, and, in addition, makes sure that there is no approaching train (locomotive, trolley).


115. It shall be prohibited to go to the level crossing:

1) when the barrier is closed or starting to close (regardless of the traffic light signal);

2) at a prohibiting traffic light signal (regardless of the position and presence of the barrier);

3) at the forbidding signal of the officer on duty at the crossing (the officer on duty is facing the driver with his chest or back, in his raised hand – a rod, a red lantern or a flag, or with his arms extended to the sides);

4) if a traffic jam has formed behind the level crossing, which will force the driver to stop at the level crossing;

5) if a train (locomotive, trolley) is approaching the crossing within sight.

Also, it shall be prohibited:

1) to cross railway tracks outside of level crossings;

2) drive around with an exit to the lane of oncoming traffic vehicles standing in front of the crossing;

3) arbitrarily open a barrier at a level crossing;

4) move agricultural, road, construction and other machines and mechanisms through the level crossing in a non-transport position without the permission of the head of the distance of the railway track, the movement of low-speed vehicles, the speed of which is less than 8 km/h, as well as tractor drag sledges.


116. In cases where movement through the crossing is prohibited, the driver shall stop at the stop line, sign 2.5 or traffic lights, and if there are none, at the border of the level crossing.


117. In the event of a forced stop at a level crossing, the driver shall immediately disembark passengers and take measures to free the level crossing. In this case, the driver shall perform the following actions:

1) if possible, send two people along the tracks in both directions from the crossing for one thousand meters (if one, then in the direction of the worst visibility of the track), explaining to them the rules for giving a stop signal to the driver of the approaching train (locomotive, trolley);

2) stay near the vehicle and give general alarm signals;

3) when a train appears, run towards it, giving a stop signal.

The stop signal is a circular movement of the hand (during the day with a patch of bright matter or some visible object, at night – with a torch or lantern). The general alarm signal is a series of one long and three short beeps.



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