Late, over budget and DEADLY: disturbing videos show unconscious Sydneysiders in almost collisions with trams on the controversial $ 2.7 billion light rail system
- Footage released of near-accidents between road users and the new Sydney trams
- The government has released the video as a warning for Sydneysiders to be aware
- The light rail trams are currently being tested on the new tracks in the city
Shocking footage of cars, pedestrians, and cyclists narrowing collisions with trams on Sydney's $ 2.7 billion light rail project has been released.
Videos & # 39; s show Sydneysiders moments away from a disaster as they seem to walk through lights unaware of the approaching trams.
Tram drivers can be put on the brakes if they stop centimeters from cyclists and pedestrians.
A pedestrian walks in front of a parked tram on Tuesday to be tested on the new light rail tracks on Circular Quay
The government of New South Wales has released the images as a warning to people on the road to be aware of the new trams.
NSW commissioner, police assistant Michael Corboy, said people are distracted by their phone and unaware of their environment.
& # 39; The message for all road users is the same; closed the diversion, followed the traffic rules and watch out, & he said.
The video comes after Transport for New South Wales launched a campaign earlier this month to raise safety awareness around the trams.
The & # 39; Play it Safe & # 39; campaign includes Rugby League legends and a referee who indicates when people are sidelined around the light rails.
During the last test round of the new light rail trams, they traveled Tuesday between Moore Park and Circular Quay.
Shocking footage of cars & pedestrians and cyclists narrowly avoid collisions with trams on Sydney & # 39; s new $ 2.7 billion light rail project
One of the 67 meter long trams – weighing 120 tonnes – was parked on Circular Quay on Tuesday to get a better view of the public.
& # 39; It was a historic moment last night with light rail running over the wire-free section on George St, & # 39; Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said Tuesday.
& # 39; We ask everyone to be alert, to make sure they focus when they are around the light rails, & # 39; she said.
Drivers can be seen in the images that hit the brakes of the tram while stopping inches of cyclists and pedestrians
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