Respect the Rails

Neighbors 4 Neighbors is teaming up with Tri-Rail, and we want you to Respect the Rails.

According to the US Dept of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration, 94% of all rail-related fatalities and injuries occur at railroad crossings or due to trespassing.  Sadly, almost all of these deaths and injuries are preventable.

Trespassing along railroad rights-of-way is the leading cause of rail-related deaths in America.  Nationally, more than 400 trespass fatalities occur each year, the vast majority of which are preventable.

Railroad crossing incidents are the second leading cause of rail-related deaths in America.

That’s why Neighbors 4 Neighbors is partnering with Tri-Rail to help you Respect the Rails. 

Keeping you safe near train tracks, simple when you know the facts.

It’s hard to gauge how fast a train is approaching and trains take a mile or more to stop.

Which means they can’t slow down or stop to avoid a person, car or bike that is in their path.

So, you should never try to beat the train, and only cross at designated areas.

Do not go around the gate or cross when you see the lights flashing.

We and our partners at Tri-Rail, want you to respect the rails and be safe.

Visit Tri-Rail’s website for more helpful information on Railway safety:

Here is some more helpful info from the Federal Railroad Administration