Pedestrian Safety Around Trains

Railroad Tracks & Pedestrian Safety

Dozens of pedestrians are killed walking on or around railroad tracks every year. These are very dangerous areas for anyone to be around, and in many cases, a pedestrian may be trespassing.

Pedestrian should avoid these areas if possible, and follow these simple guidelines:

  • Use railroad crossings to get over railroad tracks
  • Obey all crossing signs and warning signals
  • Don’t stand next to a moving train. Trains can sway, and a derailment can happen any time
  • Never cross railroad tracks until the lights have stopped flashing, and it is safe to do so
  • Never use railroad bridges for fishing, hunting or any other recreational activity.  There is only enough room for trains on these bridges
  • It is illegal to walk on train tracks

If a family member has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, call The Barnes Firm or Contact Us for a free consultation.

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