Safety tips around trains

Cross tracks only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings. Observe and obey all warning signs and signals.

Never walk down a train track. It's illegal and dangerous. By the time a locomotive engineer sees a person or vehicle on the tracks, the train cannot stop quickly enough to avoid a collision.

An approaching train is often closer and moving faster than you think.

Don't depend on the "clackety-clack" sound for a warning of approaching trains. Modern trains are quieter than in the past.

A train may extend 3 feet past the width of the rails, making the safety zone for pedestrians well beyond the rails themselves.

Do not cross the tracks immediately after a train passes. A second train might be blocked by the first. Trains can approach from either direction.

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