Data presented to the Transportation Ministry on Wednesday shows a dramatic decrease in the number of drivers who have illegally driven through barriers in order to cross a train track. There were 56 recorded incidents in which a driver broke a barrier in the first 10 months of 2012, compared to 130 similar incidents in the first 10 months of 2011.
The decrease in such incidents began in 2009. There were 353 broken barriers in 2009, and 217 in 2010.
Attempts to drive through train barriers have occasionally led to mass-casualty accidents.