NETWORK Rail and the British Transport Police have issued a warning to drivers, after a series of incidents on a level crossing in Motherwell. 

Since May 2020, there have been a series of incidents at the Logans Road level crossing, including a motorist jumping the lights and a man on a mobility scooter crossing the barriers while they were being lowered. 

There have also been two incidents of schoolchildren playing with the crossing barriers on the road. 

Liam Sumpter, Network Rail Route director for Scotland, said: “Misusing a level crossing can be incredibly dangerous. By paying attention to the warnings at crossings and avoiding distractions, we can all keep ourselves out of harm’s way.

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“We work closely with British Transport Police to raise awareness of the dangers of misusing crossings and with local councils and other stakeholders to educate the public on how to stay safe near the railway.”

British Transport Police Temporary Chief Superintendent, Gill Murray, said: “Each year, hundreds of people take risks on and around the railway, resulting in tragic consequences and life-changing injuries.

“We are continuing to proactively patrol the railway network across Scotland. 

"Safety is our number one priority and we’re reminding everyone of the importance of taking care around the railway and that everyone loses when you step on the track.”