Topic : rail crossing safety

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LIRR safety fixes 'virtually eliminated' motorists turning onto tracks

Rail| November 27, 2019

The FRA recommends other railroads review program, which uses flexible delineators at railroad crossings and enhanced GPS alerts.

Amtrak promotes rail crossing, track safety tips ahead of summer

Rail| June 5, 2019

A train traveling at 55 miles per hour can take approximately one mile, or the length of about 18 football fields to stop.

Rail| April 19, 2019

NHTSA, FRA launch rail crossing safety campaign

In 2018 alone, 270 people were killed at railroad crossings.

Rail| July 24, 2018

OLI awards $206K for rail safety public awareness campaigns

Will fund a variety of rail crossing safety and trespass prevention public education projects in conjunction with OLI's Rail Safety Week.

Security and Safety | June 7, 2018

New York MTA, Waze partner for railroad crossing safety initiative

The safety issue continues to be a growing problem as distracted or confused motorists, some using GPS devices, inadvertently turn onto tracks instead of parallel roadways.

Security and Safety | December 27, 2017

After November surge, Houston Metro to focus on increased rail safety efforts

Metro’s CEO Tom Lambert told the Chronicle that 60% of the agency’s accidents are illegal left turns along the rail corridor, which is what the agency will focus its increased efforts on.

Security and Safety | November 29, 2017

OLI's new rail safety videos aimed at educating young adults

The new materials include two animated videos aimed at risk-taking younger males and three music videos.

Security and Safety | August 16, 2017

[Video] Translink Rail Safety Campaign - Summer 2017

Translink has released CCTV footage (no sound) of level crossing and platform misuse at various locations across the network. Published on Aug 15, 2017

Security and Safety | December 9, 2016

[Video] No Video is Worth the Risk

A look at the deadly situations people put themselves in when making a video on or near railroad tracks, from Operation Lifesaver Inc., the national rail safety education nonprofit. This public service announcement raises awareness of the dangers of trespassing on railroad property. See Tracks? Think Train! Learn more at oli.org, or visit seetracksthinktrain.org

Rail| September 23, 2016

Metra police focus on crossing violators during rail safety week

Metra police issued more than 200 citations to motorists and pedestrians who failed to obey railroad gates and signals or trespassed on railroad property. 

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