Fewer drivers jump Isle of Grain level crossing lights

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Drivers ignoring red lights at Isle of Grain crossing
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The BBC filmed several vehicles failing to stop at the crossing when the lights were red

One hundred people have been prosecuted in the past three months for jumping the lights at a Kent railway crossing.

British Transport Police said CCTV cameras and higher fines had helped to cut the number of incidents at the crossing on the Isle of Grain.

They have fallen from 20 a week to just one or two.

Last month, Network Rail said it was considering installing automatic barriers at the crossing to replace the manual system currently in use.

Railway workers said their lives were being put at risk by motorists ignoring red lights as they tried to close the gates.

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