Railroad Safety

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Visit rover the rabbit in the New Interactive Railroad Safety Page for Kids. It was developed by a Canadian chapter of Operation Lifesaver. It’s great!

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The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General reports that 94% of all railroad grade crossing accidents are caused by risky driver behavior.

(See full report here.)

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Mississippi Statistics

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MISSISSIPPI, By County
County Totals Type of Accident Causes
Accs Kld Inj Reportable Damage Coll Der Othr Eqp Hmn Othr Sig Trk
ADAMS 1 0 0 224,000 1 1
ALCORN 16 0 0 627,917 1 14 1 1 8 7
CARROLL 2 0 0 353,078 2 1 1
CHOCTAW 2 0 0 130,379 2 2
CLARKE 3 0 2 411,145 2 1 3
CLAY 9 0 0 237,113 9 1 8
COVINGTON 4 0 0 3,084,867 3 1 2 1 1
DE SOTO 3 0 0 106,949 3 2 1
FORREST 15 0 4 2,484,323 11 4 1 10 1 3
GEORGE 3 0 0 1,381,273 1 2 2 1
HANCOCK 1 0 0 858,925 1 1
HARRISON 8 0 1 161,593 5 3 1 4 2 1
HINDS 89 0 11 8,891,707 16 45 28 12 52 7 1 17
HOLMES 2 0 0 413,468 2 2
JACKSON 14 0 0 667,770 10 4 2 6 6
JASPER 13 0 0 350,557 1 11 1 1 12
LAFAYETTE 2 0 0 114,815 2 2
LAUDERDALE 39 1 1 3,285,745 2 32 5 5 9 4 21
LEE 8 0 0 2,728,192 7 1 1 1 6
LEFLORE 5 0 0 294,445 4 1 1 1 1 2
LINCOLN 2 0 0 37,915 2 2
LOWNDES 37 0 0 2,369,129 2 23 12 2 19 1 1 14
MADISON 3 0 2 1,015,886 1 2 1 2
MARION 2 0 0 54,846 2 2
MARSHALL 7 0 4 1,430,587 5 2 2 2 3
MONROE 29 0 0 1,340,369 1 24 4 4 6 6 13
MONTGOMERY 4 0 0 234,279 4 1 3
NESHOBA 6 0 0 280,038 6 1 5
NEWTON 7 0 0 521,285 5 2 2 1 4
NOXUBEE 2 0 0 68,944 2 1 1
OKTIBBEHA 1 0 0 7,125 1 1
PANOLA 1 0 0 28,300 1 1
PERRY 5 0 0 2,118,543 5 1 4
PIKE 5 0 11 173,255 3 2 2 3
PONTOTOC 2 0 0 3,282,769 2 1 1
PRENTISS 3 0 0 97,121 3 3
QUITMAN 4 0 1 1,266,313 1 3 1 3
RANKIN 31 0 0 1,142,216 6 11 14 3 19 3 2 4
SCOTT 10 0 0 963,231 2 6 2 6 1 3
SIMPSON 1 0 0 127,500 1 1
STONE 1 0 0 258,202 1 1
SUNFLOWER 2 0 0 152,256 2 2
TALLAHATCHIE 1 0 0 40,000 1 1
TIPPAH 2 0 0 21,300 2 2
UNION 5 0 0 290,172 4 1 2 1 2
WARREN 43 0 0 2,845,231 4 36 3 3 24 3 13
WASHINGTON 1 0 0 10,151 1 1
WEBSTER 3 0 0 218,144 3 3
WINSTON 3 0 0 273,828 2 1 1 2
YAZOO 6 5 44 18,624,221 1 4 1 1 2 1 2

Excludes Highway Rail Incidents – Causes: Eqp=Equipment Defect
Hmn=Human factor Sig=Signal Defect Trk=Track Defect
Othr=Other

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Motorcycles and Railroad Safety

Train Safety Tips For Motorcycles

  1. Railway tracks are extremely slippery.
  2. For your own safety, be particularly aware of ADVANCE WARNING signs – these signs will let you know the approximate angle at which the tracks meet the road.
  3. The safest way to cross the tracks is at as close to a 90-degree angle as possible. The minimum angle you should cross at is 45 degrees.
  4. Stay in your own lane and be aware that the traffic behind you may not have to slow down as much as you do.
  5. Be aware of a possible bump and avoid turning or braking while on the tracks.
  6. Approach the tracks at a speed that will allow you to stop safely if necessary.

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