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
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