Level Crossings

Level Crossing Safety Tips for Professionnal Drivers :
IRU and UIC, two worldwide road and rail associations, plus Operation Lifesaver Estonia, have decided to join forces to raise awareness about level crossing safety amongst transport professionals. This safety guidance does not necessarily cover every situation that may arise when drivers of commercial vehicles use a level crossing, but it may help make them more aware of how to avoid the risks that may lead to a collision.3 flyers exist soon in 10 languages : click on "Documents" and/or visit http://www.ilcad.org/LC-Safety-Tips.html

ILCAD (International Level Crossing Awareness Day) campaign

“Act safely at level crossings!”
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Since 2009 the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) campaign has been spearheaded by the International Union of Railways (UIC) with the support of the railway community around the world. A growing number of road sector organizations, international institutions (UNECE, IRU…) are also involved in raising awareness of the risks at level crossings in order to change road users’ and pedestrians’ behaviour to “Act safely at level crossings”.
Each year a country partner of ILCAD hosts the the international conference to officially host the campaign worldwide.
Please find an article related to ILCAD 2016 published in our UIC e-news: http://uic.org/com/uic-e-news/503/ or visit http://www.ilcad.org/ILCAD-2016.html

SAVE THE DATE FOR ILCAD 2017: 2 June 2017

Some history: The first international level crossing awareness campaign ever took place in 2009.

ELCAD (European Level Crossing Awareness Day) campaign 2009

ELCAD, the first ever awareness campaign on level crossing safety was organised on a European level on 25 June 2009

The purpose of the European Level Crossing Awareness Day (ELCAD) linked together a series of national/local events on the same date constructed around a common theme and unique branding. The main purpose of such coordinated action was to focus on education and promote safe behaviour by all users at and around level crossings.

It took place for the first time on a European level on 25 June 2009, 27 countries took part in ELCAD amongst them 19 organised national campaigns (including Argentina and Israel) and 8 press campaigns. A number of European and International organisations including the United Nations http://www.unece.org/trans/main/welcwp1.html welcomed this high number of countries involved, applauded the UIC’s efforts in facilitating the success and reaffirmed the necessity to continue such an action in the future.

DG TREN of the European Commission has kindly organised a high-level press conference to promote and publicise at European level ELCAD. This event was held on 25 June at the main press room of the European Commission. The press conference included the following speakers:

  1. European Commission: Enrico Grilo-Pasquarelli, Director for Inland Transport of DG TREN
  2. ELCF: Alan Davies, Chairman and Jürgen Menge Vice Chairman of the (ELCF) European Level Crossing Forum
  3. European Parliament: Inés Ayala Sender, MEP, active member of the Transport committee
  4. European Transport Safety Council: Herman de Croo, president of ETSC and former Belgian Minister of Transport
  5. European Rail Agency: Anders Lundstrom, Head of the Safety unit
  6. Rail Sector: Luc Lallemand, CEO of Infrabel, Belgian Infrastructure manager

A press pack has been dispatched containing the following documents to the journalists:

  • The European common press release
  • The programme of events
  • An leaflet on safety at level crossings
  • Supportive statements from the United Nations, European and International Railways
  • CV of the panellists


Isabelle Fonverne, ILCAD Coordinator


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