By Claudia Poposki For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 07:29 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 08:40 GMT, 2 December 2019
More than 160 people have been fined for crossing Sydney's light rail tracks unsafely - before the embattled system has even opened.
Pedestrians are copping $76 fines for walking in or along tram tracks without being more than 20 metres from the nearest set of traffic lights.
The fines have prompted concerns from safety officials.
Pedestrians in Sydney are copping $76 fines for walking in or along tram tracks in an attempt to cross them without being more than 20 metres from the nearest traffic lights (stock)
'Our main concern around pedestrian safety is the issue of distraction, particularly from mobile phones,' Marg Prendergast, Transport for NSW co-ordinator general, told news.com.au.
'People need to have their heads up, unplugged from headphones so they can hear their surroundings, and looking left and right before crossing. Trams can be quiet and aren't able to swerve to avoid