Qld gets tough on rail crossing offenders

Qld gets tough on rail crossing offenders

Brisbane : Australia | Oct 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM PDT
Source: The Courier-Mail
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Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says drivers who ignore rail crossing signals and damage boomgates or bridges will pay up to $8800 from next month. Offending motorists will also have to pay for repairs to damage they cause and could lose their licence because of dangerous or reckless... FULL ARTICLE AT The Courier-Mail
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