Access to the Fish Hoek beach is via a level railway crossing. This calls for extra vigilance on the side of the driver of the vehicle.
Lately, we here in South Africa, had to note reports of horrendous collisions in which trains and vehicles were involved along with the uncalled for numbers of adults and children killed. I deliberately used the term collision and not accident. An accident is when for example a tree falls on your car or house, but when moving objects under the control of a human driver crashes into another vehicle, that is a collision caused by negligence/arrogance/selfishness of one or more of the drivers.
This level crossing at the Fish Hoek beach is, like 99% of such crossings clearly marked. In addition to booms, bells ringing and flashing red lights to warn drivers that a train is on approach and enjoys the right of way, the train also signals its approach by honking on a loud hooter which almost resembles the wail of a siren.
Note the boom, the flashing red lights and the STOP sign
How drivers can deliberately ignore the signs that a train is on approach baffles my mind. They are either arrogantly and recklessly stupid or should in fact not be allowed to drive any motorised vehicle as they lack the mental capacity to undertake such responsible task.
Anyhow, it is weekend again, drive safely and enjoy the days of rest.