REGION - Police are warning drivers flocking to the 2013 Mininera and District Football League grand final at Mininera that there will be no excuse for disobeying the road rules.
Police who attended the Mininera crossing on the day of the semi final between Moyston/Willaura and Wickliffe/Lake Bolac reported that not one motorist obeyed the stop sign at the intersection in Mininera East, located between Tatyoon Road and Mac Street.
Ararat Police Sergeant Shane Allgood said in the wake of two recent level crossing smashes in Melbourne it was a timely reminder that drivers needed to be vigilant.
"Due to the fact it is the grand final and there will be a large number of people heading to the oval police will be taking a zero tolerance approach for people who cross without stopping," he said.
"The train line is still used quite frequently by freight traffic and we have seen at least one fatality in the past."
Sgt Allgood said police reported in some instances drivers travelling at high speed across the intersection without making any attempts to slow down.
The road train crossing was the scene of a tragic incident in 2005 when an 18 year old man died following a collision between his car and a train.
Sgt Allgood also had a reminder for footy goers that anti-social behaviour at the grand final won't be tolerated.