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About every 3 hours, a person
or vehicle is hit by a train.
and cars don't mix. Never race a train to the crossing — even if you tie, you
The train you see is closer
and faster-moving than you think. If you see a train approaching, wait for it to
go by before you proceed across the tracks.
Be aware that trains cannot
stop quickly. Even if the locomotive engineer sees you, a freight train moving
at 55 miles per hour can take a mile or more to stop once the emergency brakes
are applied. That's 18 football fields!
Never drive around lowered
gates — it's illegal and deadly. If you suspect a signal is malfunctioning,
call the 1-800 number posted on or near the crossing signal or your local law
Do not get trapped on the
tracks; proceed through a highway-rail grade crossing only if you are sure you
can completely clear the crossing without stopping. Remember, the train is three
feet wider than the tracks on both sides.
If your vehicle ever stalls
on a track with a train coming, get out immediately and move quickly away from
the tracks in the direction from which the train is coming. If you run in the
same direction the train is traveling, when the train hits your car you could be
injured by flying debris. Call your local law enforcement agency for assistance.
At a multiple track crossing
waiting for a train to pass, watch out for a second train on the other tracks,
approaching from either direction.
When you need to cross train
tracks, go to a designated crossing, look both ways, and cross the tracks
quickly, without stopping. Remember it isn't safe to stop closer than 15 feet
from a rail.
ALWAYS EXPECT A TRAIN! Freight trains do not follow set schedules.
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