Railroad Accident Survivor Reminds People to Stay Away From Rail Tracks, Obey Signals

By LAURA KIRTLEY | lkirtley@tristatehomepage.com

Published 04/08 2014 01:14PM

Updated 04/08 2014 01:34PM

A new public safety campaign, “See Tracks? Think Train!” from Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI), is aimed at educating pedestrians and drivers about safe behavior around railroad tracks. For example, drivers may forget that a train cannot steer to avoid a collision, and are unaware that it can take more than a mile for a fully loaded train to come to a complete stop even in an emergency. In addition to the tragedies for the victims and families involved, collisions on train tracks can injure train crews and passengers.

For more information, visit SeeTracksThinkTrain.org

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