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Rail safety experts discuss grade crossing accident prevention

(Source: The News-Gazette, August 8, 2014)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Spotting an oncoming train and crossing the tracks anyway can be fatal — especially in Illinois.

The state faces rail-safety issues many states don't because it has so many crossings and so many miles of track. It is second only to Texas in the number of crossings and track miles, ranking in the top five states for railway accidents and fatalities, said Chip Pew, coordinator of Illinois Operation Lifesaver.

Full story: www.news-gazette.com

Friday, August 08, 2014

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