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Pedestrian & Motorist Resources

AS A MOTORIST

Be prepared to stop at the crossing


Slow down, look both ways, and listen


Understand the signs and warning devices


Check that you have enough room on the other side of the tracks for your vehicle to cross safely


Never race a train


Never stop on tracks


PDF  As a Motorist

AS A MOTORIST

AS A PEDESTRIAN

Stay alert—it is easy to get distracted, especially by phones, music, and conversation


Stop, look both ways, and listen


Follow all signs and instructions


Cross tracks only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings


Cross quickly, never stop on the tracks


Cross at a 90° angle if crossing with a bike, stroller, or wheelchair, as your wheels can become stuck


 PDF As a Pedestrian

AS A PEDESTRIAN
 

AT A PASSIVE CROSSING (without active warning devices)

Be extra cautious as passive crossings do not have flashing lights and gates


Be prepared to stop
at the crossing


Slow down, look both 
ways, and listen


Understand the signs


Never race a train


Never stop on tracks


PDF At a Passive Crossing

AT A PASSIVE CROSSING

IN AN EMERGENCY AT A GRADE CROSSING

Locate the blue and white Emergency Notification System (ENS) sign at the grade crossing


Call the railroad for help – use the  phone number on the sign 


Tell the dispatcher your location by providing the crossing identification number on the sign 


Tell the dispatcher what the emergency is 


Move at least 15 feet away from the railroad tracks

 

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Last updated: Friday, April 15, 2022