Better Messaging, Better Technology

The use of cell phones often cause drivers and pedestrians to be distracted, which makes safety at grade crossings a challenge for railroads. Railroads have worked to promote safe behavior around grade crossings though public outreach. They are also equipping crossings with devices that alert pedestrians and drivers when trains are approaching. Other projects to improve safety include grade separations, which can eliminate multiple crossings. Sensor devices have been introduced that can detect vehicles trapped in the gate. Other devices used in safety include warning systems with illuminated signs and audio alerts. Railroads will continue developing ways to keep grade crossings safe.


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  • Accession Number: 01522888
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2014 11:45AM