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Law Enforcement Strategies for Mitigating Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Risk Factors

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Technical Reports
Federal Railroad Administration
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Subject Grade Crossing and Trespass Outreach/Education, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
Highway-railroad grade crossing safety, law enforcement strategies and initiatives, photo enforcement

There has been heightened awareness of and re-commitment to highway-rail grade crossing safety. Both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration have pledged to show a greater presence at grade crossings and to adopt a new, multi-faceted campaign aimed at strengthening enforcement and safety awareness at grade crossings. The Law Enforcement Strategies for Improving Highway Rail Grade Crossing Safety Working Group convened with the goal to engage representatives from law enforcement agencies to solicit examples of innovative strategies, success stories, challenges, and lessons learned. Successful law enforcement initiatives shared certain themes: coordination in and among various organizations, alignment with major events, judiciary commitment, and officer education.

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Last updated: Friday, July 12, 2019