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Palm Beach County deputies crack down on illegal train crossings by drivers, pedestrians

Posted at 5:48 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 12:06:17-04

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's office is cracking down on drivers who don’t obey laws at railroad crossings.

The agency is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the nation for "Operation Clear Track," a national rail safety campaign. 

PBSO says deputies will be issuing warnings and citations to both pedestrians and drivers who don’t obey railroad crossing laws. The initiative hopes to inform people and raise awareness about the dangers of train tracks and help save lives. 

In the United States, every three hours a person or a vehicle is hit by a train, according to federal statistics.

On Tuesday starting at 10 a.m., the public can expect to see deputies at the railroad crossing on North G Street in Lake Worth.

They also plan on beefing up enforcement at several others railroad crossings across Palm Beach County.

Deputies will be issuing citations and warnings at the following railroad grade crossings: 

  • Lake Worth Road near Lake Worth High School 
  • Washington Avenue near Dixie Highway in Lake Worth
  • North G Street and Lucerne Avenue in Lake Worth
  • 45th Street crossing at Mangonia Park in Lake Worth
  • Northlake Boulevard near Alt. A1A in Lake Park
  • Silver Beach Road and Dixie Highway in Lake Park
  • 10th Avenue N and North G Street in Lake Worth 
  • Sixth Avenue south crossing in Lake Worth 
  • Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach 
  • Indiantown Road crossing in Jupiter 
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