Rapper Professor Green is taking part in a safety campaign to warn of the dxangers of using headphones on level crossings.
The campaign is being backed by safety campaigner Tina Hughes whose daughter Olivia was killed on a rail crossing in Essex in 2005.
In the video Professor Green says:
Liz Heading, Network Rail’s community safety manager, said: “People wear headphones all the time nowadays; on the train, walking down the street, and even cycling or in the shops. We think though that there are times when it makes sense to stop the music and devote your full attention to where you’re going.
“Trains can travel up to 125mph on the main British rail network and even with safety warnings such as lights and signs at footpaths across the tracks, it’s easy to get distracted if you’re caught up with your favourite tune. If Professor Green is asking people to stop listening to his music just for a few minutes, we hope people will listen up, lose their headphones, and not their lives.”