The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration have launched a new railroad crossing safety ad campaign. Although accidents at railroad crossings are an old problem, the problem can be solved. This ad is the latest in a two-year, focused effort to reverse the uptick in railroad crossing fatalities. Its message is simple: Stop. Trains can’t.
For more information, please visit: http://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L18522#p1_z10_gD_lPR.
Did you know…
About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the U.S.
Most, if not all, of these accidents can be prevented.
How can you help prevent these accidents?
By the Numbers: Railroad Crossing Safety
What FRA is doing to improve railroad crossing safety
Partnering with tech companies to add alerts of upcoming railroad crossings to map applications
Testing intrusion detection technology to provide advanced warning to trains of a vehicle on tracks
Working to develop information sharing to identify and target trouble spots
Awarding nearly $10 million to help communities upgrade crossings where crude oil and energy products are transported
Awarding $25 million for states to upgrade crossings
Partnering with Operation Lifesaver, Inc. on rail safety education initiatives to empower drivers to make safe choices at crossings.