(1) A driver of a vehicle must not, deliberately or recklessly, enter a level crossing if—
(a) warning lights (for example, twin red lights or rotating red lights) are operating or warning bells are ringing; or
(b) a gate, boom or barrier at the crossing is closed or is opening or closing; or
(c) a train or tram is on or entering the crossing; or
(d) a train or tram approaching the crossing can be seen from the crossing, or is sounding a warning, and there would be a danger of a collision with the train or tram if the driver entered the crossing; or
(e) the driver cannot drive through the crossing because the crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, is blocked.
Penalty: 30 penalty units.
(2) On convicting a person, or finding a person guilty, of an offence under subsection (1), the court must—
S. 68B(2)(a) amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch. 1 item 36).
(a) if the offender holds a driver licence or learner permit, suspend the licence or permit for a period of not less than 3 months; or
S. 68B(2)(b) amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch. 1 item 36).
(b) if the offender does not hold a driver licence or learner permit, disqualify the offender from obtaining one for a period of not less than 3 months.