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CLIP 8331

Safety at level crossings

Safety at level crossings
Key Info
  • Safety at level crossings
  • Duration: 04:36
  • There are many deaths and injuries at level crossings every year. With the help of some shocking CCTV images and a demonstration of what actually happens to a large car when hit by a train, Jeremy Clarkson explains why you shouldn't copy the risky behaviour of others by taking chances at level crossings. Published as part of the Top Gear website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Risk Taking

  • Keywords: road safety, railway, level crossing, crash, accident, danger, safety, TopGear
Ideas for use in class
  • A graphic example of why level crossings are dangerous places. There are also strong attitudes expressed about the stereotypes of young and older drivers and who is actually safer on the roads. What do students think of the idea that older drivers may be influencing younger drivers to behave dangerously?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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