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How are Crossing Areas Supposed to be Secured?

    How Are Crossing Areas Supposed to Be Secured?
  • Lights.
  • Gates.
  • Signs.
  • Similar protective devices.
  1. Safety At Train And Railway Crossings
  2. Staying Safe Near Trains And Railway Crossings
  3. Contact Our Offices To Learn More Train Safety

Safety At Train And Railway Crossings

First, all crossing areas must have protective devices including lights, gates, signs, and other items. Government authorities at the local, state, and federal level typically purchase and install these devices. Then, they also provide continuous support to inspect them for quality purposes on an intermittent basis. What about the railroad companies? They have the responsibility of ensuring proper sight lines around crossing areas. This might require them to clear vegetation or other obstructions on their own initiative.

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Staying Safe Near Trains And Railway Crossings

We try to make sure that people all across Illinois and the entire Midwest are safe when travelling across or around trains and railway crossings. To help you stay safe, here are some tips to avoid train and railway injuries:

  • Freight train and passenger train schedules are erratic. Therefore, if you are around train tracks, it is best to assume that one will be coming shortly.
  • Remember that even if train conductors can see you, they probably cannot stop because it takes trains travelling at high speeds a long time-nearly a mile- to come to a complete stop.
  • Train tracks, train stations, and railways are private property and you can be fined or prosecuted for trespassing if you abuse their premises.
  • Trains are very large vehicles-much larger than cars-and can cause extraordinary damage upon impact with person or car.
  • Trains always are entitled to the right of way over other vehicles no matter what kind.
  • Remember to stay well behind train tracks because train compartments fall well outside the actual track width because of their girth.
  • Railways can run trains in either direction at any time.
  • Trains are much quieter than they used to be and do not give much warning upon their arrival.
  • Only go over train tracks where you are supposed to and when the signs and signals instruct you to cross.
  • Avoid texts, calls, or other distractions when you're around trains or railways.

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Contact Our Offices To Learn More Train Safety

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC helps Illinois citizens get to know their rights regarding train safety. If they have been hurt, then we help them bring a claim for recovery under the law. We represent all our personal injury clients on contingency so that they can get better before worrying about bills. We can help you too! Give us a call and someone from the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC will assist you.

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