Rail-highway grade crossing safety is now receiving attention from all levels of government-federal, state and local-the railroads and manufacturers of crossing protection equipment. Factors important to grade crossing safety include the following: Grade crossing accident fatalities represent 2-3% of the total killed on U.S. highways each year; Federal, state, county and city aid are available for installation of automatic protective devices; Nine manufacturers provide automatic protection devices and/or controls in an annual market of approximately $12 million; Automatic flashing-light signals with or without gates are being installed at 1300-1500 rail-highway grade crossings each year.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1971-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 9-14
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1976 12:00AM