Railroad Safety is important. That’s the message that the Illinois State Police is trying to convey to pedestrians and motorists as this week is Rail Safety week. Last year alone there were 109 railroad crossing collisions in Illinois involving motor vehicles, according to a press release from the ISP. Safety Education Officer Sean Ramsey says to stay off the tracks especially if traffic is slowed in front of you.
Ramsey says a lot of times you can’t tell the speed of a train especially if you are sitting still.
And if you are stuck on the tracks, or your vehicle stalls, get out of the car.
This year marks the sixth year that local, federal, and state agencies are partnering up to promote rail safety.