Drivers are being warned to be more patient at busy levels crossings in Essex following two dangerous incidents on the same day
Footage released by Network Rail shows a driver jump the red lights at the Manningtree crossing earlier this month on the A137 Ipswich Road.
The driver had to swerve into the right-hand lane to avoid queuing traffic on the other side of the crossing.
The same footage also shows a second car reversing and pulling into the right-hand lane to avoid the barrier dropping onto their car.
The second incident happened on the same day about ten miles away at East Gates crossing in Colchester. A car went through the red, flashing lights and a second driver, completely disregarded the signals and dangerously raced across the tracks as the barriers were descending.