A tradie narrowly avoided becoming the first victim of light rail after walking in front of a moving vehicle, new footage shows.
The on-board dashcam of the light rail vehicle captured the man walking out in front of the tram on the Northbourne corridor.
The driver hit the brakes and the man stepped back at the last second.
The footage was uploaded to Vimeo on March 6, three days before a pedestrian wearing headphones was struck while walking across an intersection against the red signal, but has only just been made public.
It's the first on-board footage to be released from light rail, which is in the final testing phase ahead of the launch on April 20.
Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris said the footage was a timely reminder for people to watch out for light rail.
"With an emergency braking distance of more than 80 metres in good conditions at a line speed of 70km/h, the public should always be aware and pay attention when travelling along the light rail corridor," Ms Fitzharris said.
“Look out when light rail is about. Light rail vehicles travel quickly and quietly along the light rail corridor. They can approach from either direction, so it is imperative pedestrians only cross light rail tracks at intersections and designated crossings. And to look in both directions before doing so."
But it's not just serious injury pedestrians are risking by crossing the track in the wrong place.
Police can issue an infringement notice to anyone who crosses a street, a railway line or a tram track in an "unsafe" manner.
This includes fines for crossing the road when the lights are not green, not crossing by the safest route after getting off a tram, delaying crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing despite a tram approaching, and staying on the crossing longer than necessary. Each will set you back $151.
Last week, Brumbies rugby stars teamed up with the ACT government to lay out the new light rail rules for Canberrans.
The videos feature centre Tevita Kuridrani, loose forward Tom Cusack, fly-halfs Bayley Kuenzle and Will Goddard along with prop Leslie Leulua'iali'i-Makin.
Brumbies are seen enforcing the new rules for Canberra's tram system, including snatching the pie out of some poor bloke's mouth - no eating on the light rail.
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