Railway (or level) crossings are among the most dangerous road intersections. In the EU, almost 1.200 crashes happen annually, resulting in 300 fatal accidents. This accounts for ~30% of railway-related fatalities. What is more, 60% of all crashes happen on active crossings (with barriers installed). Effective enforcement of traffic rules is therefore crucial at these locations.
ARS T&TT advanced traffic safety system detects offenses using Vision Analytics technology. When ignoring the red flashing light, the camera captures the vehicle and registration of the vehicle committing an offence. Besides running a red light, it is also not allowed to stand still on the railway track. The system tracks the vehicles suspected of a violation. It sends a file with visual proof of the offence and license place registration information (based on ANPR) to the back-office. Here it is possible to do a quick manual check and to process violations. The infrared illumination allows for 24/7 operation.
The Railway Crossing safety system significantly improves adherence to the traffic rules, resulting in an increased safety of not only road users, but also train operators and passengers around these sensitive intersection.