Security and Safety

N.Y. MTA steps up rail crossing enforcement

Posted on April 1, 2015


CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — In the aftermath of the horrific February collision in Valhalla that killed six people, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority police are cracking down on drivers who try to beat the gates at railroad crossings, The Journal News reported.

There have been 326 grade crossing tickets given out this year in total, 137 of which were issued at Metro-North crossings. Ninety-six of those tickets were for running the gates, while the other violations were for violations including no seat belt or texting. Police have also issued 87 warnings at Metro-North crossings and handed out pamphlets to 166 drivers. For all of 2014, grade crossing summonses totaled 212 for both agencies, according to the MTA. For the full story, click here.

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