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The majority of accidents at crossings are vehicle/train collisions. To prevent vehicle-related injuries at railroad crossings, safety experts recommend the following:

  • Err on the side of caution and stop when a train is approaching.
  • Do not rely on train whistles or horns to warn you.
  • Do not attempt to cross the tracks unless you are certain the vehicle you are driving will clear on the other side.
  • Vegetation or buildings may block the view of an approaching train. Take an extra moment to make sure the path is clear.
  • Be alert during bad weather, such as snow and fog.
  • Look up and down the tracks before you cross. When in doubt how far off a train is, be safe, stop, and wait.
  • Slow down and be prepared to stop at the first railroad warning sign.
  • Do not drive around lowered gates.
  • If your vehicle stalls on a crossing, get out immediately and move away from the tracks in the direction from which the train is approaching. Then, call the police.
  • Trains take time to stop. If a train is traveling at 55 miles per hour, it can take a mile or more to stop once the emergency brakes are applied.
  • The train you see is closer and moving faster than you think.

If a loved has been injured in a train accident, we can help. Call us now at (800) 888-8888 or contact us.

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