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Train slowly crashed into a stubborn driver car
While every case is unique, the most common causes of train accidents include: Negligence. Human error. Reckless pedestrians and drivers
Tips to Avoid Dangerous Train Crashes
When you are behind the wheel, it’s important to take extra care when approaching a railroad crossing. While rail companies and local governments should be exercising the proper caution, drivers cannot always assume the track is safe.
When traveling near railroad tracks in Indiana, it is best to:
Never stop on train tracks. If there is a red light before the tracks, stop at least 10 yards before the tracks so as to prevent becoming boxed in or trapped.
Never assume that a train track is not in use. In many cases, a train-car collision will take place when a driver assumes that a track is unused or that trains only travel in one direction. However, train tracks use changes over time, and you should never assume a railroad track is not in use.
Report railroad safety features that are not working properly. A significant number of train-car collisions take place when a railroad warming light or safety arm malfunctions.
Look and listen for trains in both directions. Use all your senses to determine whether or not a track is clear of trains.
Never try to beat a train across the tracks, or go around railroad safety arms. There is absolutely reason to take a deadly risk like trying to race a train across the tracks.
Understand that trains are wider than train tracks. This is especially important to realize when stopping before or after a set of tracks. Leave extra room to ensure your safety.
Watch for additional trains. In many cases, cars are hit by trains because they didn’t see a second train coming or didn’t realize that a train was coming in the opposite direction.