15. Crossing the railway track

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Movement across the railway track

15.1. Drivers of vehicles can cross the railway tracks only on railway crossing, giving way to train (locomotive).

15.2. At the entrance to the railway crossing, the driver is obliged to follow the requirements of traffic signs, traffic lights, marking, position of the barrier and instructions of on duty controller and ensure the absence of an approaching train (locomotive).

15.3. It is prohibited to enter the crossing:

  • when closed or going to be closed gate or barrier (regardless of the signal of the traffic light);
  • when forbidding signal of a traffic light (regardless of the location and availability of the barrier);
  • when forbidding signal of the on duty controller (facing by chest or back toward the driver, and hand raised up over his head with a baton, a red lantern or a flag, or with their arms stretched out in the direction of hands);
  • if across the crossing a jam has formed, which will force the driver to stop on the crossing;
  • if within the sight there is an approaching train (locomotive).

In addition, it is prohibited:

  • to overtake with entry in the lane of oncoming traffic standing in front of the crossing on the other side;
  • unauthorized opening of the gate;
  • cross through the crossing untransportable agricultural, road-building, construction and other machines and mechanisms;
  • without the permission of the head of the railway station, movement of the slow-moving machines, the speed of which is less than 8 km/h, as well as tractor sleigh-sleds.

15.4. In cases, when the movement through the crossing is prohibited, the driver shall stop at the stop line, sign 2.5  or the traffic light, if they do not exist – not closer than 5 meters from the barrier, and in the absence of the latter, not closer than 10 m to the nearest rail.

15.5. When forced to stop on the crossing, the driver shall immediately drop off the passengers and take steps to free the crossing.

At the same time, the driver shall:

  • when there is an opportunity send two men along the paths in both directions at a distance of 1000 m from crossing (if one man, then in the direction of worst visibility), explaining to them the rules of the alarm to stop the driver of an approaching train,
  • stay near the vehicle and give the signals of general alarm;
  • When the train is approaching and visible, run towards it, giving a stop signal.

Note. Stop signal is a circular movement of the hand (in the day with a piece of bright material or any of the well-visible object, in the night with a torch or lantern).

Signal of general alarm is a series of one long and three short sound signals.