Rutland is a rural county with a number of manned and unmanned railway crossings for vehicles, cyclists, walkers and horse riders.
Nationally, the number of young people taking risks on railway tracks has gone up by almost 80 per cent in the last five years.
Since July 2017 alone, a total of seven young people under the age of 18 have lost their lives and a further 48 people have suffered life changing injuries in the UK.
In the same way the Safer Rutland Partnership promotes road safety and encourages people to take care on our highways, the partnership works with the British Transport Police and Network Rail to increase awareness of the dangers of playing on or near railway lines and the potentially fatal consequences this can bring.
You Vs Train
We support the rail industry and British Transport Police's You Vs Train campaign, targeting teenagers to make them understand the serious and devastating consequences they face when they make the potentially life-changing decision to ignore warnings and go onto the railway, with its obvious and hidden dangers.