New footage has emerged of multiple near-misses of pedestrians and drivers with light-rail vehicles.
The footage, which was released to coincide with rail safety week, showed many cars performing illegal u-turns at intersections along Northbourne Avenue, narrowly avoiding oncoming trams.
Another incident showed a car and bicycle driving directly onto the track and travelling in the middle of the lane.
In another part of the video, a child was seen running onto the tracks just before a light-rail vehicle pulled into the station.
Many other incidents showed pedestrians cutting across the light rail tracks, not knowing that the vehicle was about to pass.
General manager of Canberra Metro operations, Tilo Franz, said safety around the light rail was critical, due to the large size of the vehicles.
"Light rail vehicles can travel at up to 70km/h through an intersection and it needs longer to brake because it has steel wheels on a steel track, and it needs a longer distance than a car," he said.
"We're seeing lots of people ignoring red lights and traffic crossings and walking in front of the light rail. We see lots of people not being aware of the situation."
The new footage comes as emergency crews took part in a real-world simulation of a pedestrian being hit by a light-rail vehicle in Gungahlin on Tuesday, which took two months to prepare.
Ambulance crews and paramedics, along with members of the public walking by, were faced with the sight of a human dummy lying underneath a light-rail vehicle at the Gungahlin station.
Once a call to triple zero was made, emergency crews raced to scene to provide first aid, while the jaws of life were on standby to help lift the tram up and off the dummy, before the dummy was taken to a waiting ambulance.
The simulation was even complete with drama students from Gungahlin College, who were playing passengers who had been injured after emergency brakes had been applied.
Mr Franz said real-world situations were critical in helping metro trams and emergency crews practice their response to an incident where a pedestrian is hit.
"We have training in the depot area which is not realistic, because there's no one else around apart from staff," Mr Franz said.
"Hopefully [the real thing] will never happen."
Among those there at Tuesday's simulation was Vanessa Low, who had lost both of her legs when she was 15 after being hit by a train.
The German-born Australian and Paralympian said simulations such as the one in Gungahlin would play a key role in helping people to understand the dangers around trains and light rail.
"A lot of people don't understand how great an impact an incident like this has, but a lot of these incidents end in fatalities," Ms Low said.