The risks people take on level crossings

Network Rail says too many people are taking too many risks at level crossings Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive

A campaign to highlight the dangers of level crossings has begun today at one of the region's most notorious junctions. The crossing at Lydney in the Forest of Dean has been described by police as an "accident waiting to happen" with 13 near misses this year.

The campaign coincides with a national advert on ITV which shows that level crossings are just as dangerous in quiet, rural areas as they are in big towns. Here's Robert Murphy's report.

And here is some of the shocking footage released by Network Rail showing the risks people take.