RED 21 - Hand Signalling
In the first reconstruction, a driver assuming a crossing attendant had authorised him to pass a signal at danger. In the second reconstruction, a cracked fish plate required that the line speed be reduced to 20 mph for a short distance. The signaller asked for someone to assist at the signal protecting the defect to inform drivers of the emergency speed restriction. A driver was advised that he was clear to pass the signal at danger, causing a 1,000 yard SPAD.