Railway crossings

I surely cannot be the only person in Britain who thinks that the calls for bridges or underpasses at railway level crossings are plain bonkers (your report, 6 January).

I have fished the Thurso river and have had to drive, on many, many occasions, over the crossing where the three people were killed.

The sight lines in either direction on approach are wide open, there are flashing lights and an audible warning, so how anyone can fail to see an approaching train is simply beyond me.

Why doesn’t Railtrack put monitoring cameras at every crossing and throw the book at offenders?

I feel sure that there are lots of other things scarce resources should be spent on.

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Tom Borthwick

Blacket Avenue

Edinburgh