Driver Safety Around Railroads & Train Accident Prevention

There’s no stopping a train. However, there are many things drivers and pedestrians can do to make their interactions with trains and railroad tracks safer. If someone you know has been injured in a train accident, let our team help. Call us now contact us for a FREE consultation.

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Railroad Safety Tips

Most railroad crossing accidents happen when a train collides with a car or other vehicle. These are almost always completely avoidable if drivers follow these safety precautions:

  • STOP whenever a train is approaching a crossing
  • DO NOT rely on horns or whistles to warn you of an oncoming train
  • DO NOT attempt to cross any tracks if you are uncertain your vehicle will clear get to the other side
  • TAKE YOUR TIME. Trees, bushes or buildings can obstruct your view; slow down and look both ways before crossing
  • BE ALERT at all times, especially in bad weather, like snow or fog
  • LOOK both ways before you cross
  • SLOW DOWN and be prepared to stop at any railroad crossing
  • DO NOT drive around any lowered gates
  • GET OUT of your car if your vehicle stalls on a crossing and immediately call police
  • REMEMBER, any train you see is closer and moving faster than you might think

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