Safe Stopping Distance

Brief Description of Incident:

Worker was travelling on a gravel road between jobsites when he came up to a rail way crossing.  As he started to apply the brakes the vehicle started to slide on the loose gravel.  At this time he also looked left and right and noticed a train was in close proximity to the rail crossing.  The driver quickly made a decision to accelerate to avoid a possible collision.

Contributing factors include: driving too fast for road conditions, complacency, lack of situational awareness.

Safe Stopping Distance