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The ACT government has released new footage of more near misses with light rail vehicles as the launch date draws close.
With the light rail line due to start taking passengers on Saturday April 20 and one pedestrian already hospitalised from a collision, authorities are stepping up their campaign to avoid serious injury.
The new footage shows eight separate incidents involving cars, pedestrians and workers in near collisions with light rail vehicles.
In March, a pedestrian crossing the tracks on Northbourne Avenue against a red signal was struck, leaving the man hospitalised with serious injuries.
Also in March the government uploaded its first video of a near miss, when a construction worker narrowly missed being hit.
Transport Canberra and City Services spokesperson Ian McGlinn said it was "shocking in a way, at how close they actually got".
Of the footage of workers crossing the tracks, he said, "How simple it is that they were just having a chat with their mate on their way back from lunch and all of a sudden there's a red light rail vehicle coming down on them."
ACT Policing would continue to police behaviour around light rail in the lead up to the start date.
Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury said commuters must take care around the light rail.
"Everyone must be patient as they adjust to sharing the road with light rail, especially during peak hour when a light rail vehicle crosses an intersection every four minutes," he said.
This article first appeared on www.canberratimes.com.au
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