David Benton wrote:Australia’s Puffing Billy prohibits riding outside after grade crossing incident
"The driver of the minibus was yesterday assisting detectives." A discreet way of putting it. Anyone know what form of crossing warning is provided at that location? The stock photo in the link (not necessarily of the crossing involved) only shows inert crossbucks. Could the bus driver have been complacent because of infrequent movements over the crossing?
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"Four injured in Puffing Billy crash with bus"
If Aussie law is the same as NZ law , then a bus has to stop at every railway crossing, regardless of the level of protection. Also , the warning system is only regarded as assistance for the road user to fulfill their obligation to give way to trains. Therefore , the bus driver is almost certainly at fault, though there could be mitigating circumstances. British police talk is used here too, I always smile at the image of a hardened criminal "assisting the police". sadly , another term often associated with railways, "referred to the coroner", usually means it was suicide. 'not looking for anyone else in relation to the case' means they know who did it , and they are in custody , or dead .
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