The 11th edition of the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) holds June 6, 2019, and is also scheduled to be marked in Nigeria.

The worldwide campaign will feature a Launch Conference of the event in the Netherlands (exact location to be confirmed soon) with a social event on 5 and technical visit on 7. A link to submit a paper to the launch conference will be available soon.

The public to target in 2019: Professional drivers (truck, coach, bus, taxi, farming and industrial vehicles), while this year’s motto is ‘The most important STOP of the day!’

A statement made available to Transport Day says “we are most happy to announce that the Dutch railway infrastructure manager, ProRail, will host the launch conference of the 11th edition of ILCAD on June 6, 2019, in the Netherlands (exact location tbd later). This conference on 6 June will be preceded by a social event on 5th in the evening and followed by a technical visit on 7th June 2019. For more information on ProRail watch this video https://youtu.be/C2vhO3XGceA”.

ILCAD, spearheaded by the UIC https://uic.org draws railway industry representatives, road authorities, academics and more from around the world – aims to raise awareness about the dangers associated with the road/rail interfaces (level crossings).

The International Level Crossing Awareness Day is a joint commitment that began in 2009 with ELCAD (EU countries + Israel). Since then, UIC has been coordinating this worldwide event to raise public awareness about the dangers at level crossings.

The 10th edition of ILCAD was held on June 7, 2018, with over 40 countries in attendance and was officially launched through a press conference and a roundtable. The event was hosted by the Croatian railway infrastructure manager, HZ Infrastruktura, together with the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.

Last year in Nigeria, the event was marked by educating motorists, pedestrians and other stakeholders on the need to observe safety measures when crossing the level crossings.

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