Drive home safe for the holidays

Drive Home Safe flyer
Period from 18/12/2017 to 22/12/2017

In the Antwerp port, there are a lot of level crossings, most of them without barriers. Unfortunately, these level crossings also cause accidents every year. As most of the traffic in the port area consists of trucks, this campaign is aimed specifically at truck drivers.

On Monday morning 18 December 2017, Infrabel launched a new awareness campaign in the heart of the port of Antwerp. And there’s a good reason for that.

Some numbers…

  • Approximately 1 in 3 accidents involving level crossings in our country occur in port area. These are often accidents involving truck drivers who ignore the red light because they are rushed or distracted.
  • In the first half of 2017 there were 8 accidents in the port area. 7 of them took place in the port of Antwerp.
  • Over the past 10 years, as many as 49 accidents at level crossings have occurred.
Drive Home Safe flyer

Safe towards the holidays

During the week before Christmas, Infrabel will raise awareness about the dangers of not respecting the traffic rules among 25.000 truck drivers in the port of Antwerp. At 5 different port terminals, where many truck drivers gather, flyers are distributed and a short safety movie will be shown.

This action marks the start of a more extensive campaign that Infrabel will roll out in 2018 in the other ports of our country.