Active warning devices are located at highway-rail grade crossings and are activated automatically upon the approach of a train.
Highway-rail grade crossing collisions and pedestrian trespass on tracks account for over 95% of all railroad fatalities.
Level crossing collisions between trains and vehicles are a major safety risk. Individual rail and road agencies are responsible for continuously maintaining level crossing safety on their rail crossings.
Two-thirds of all railroad crossings are protected by nothing more than passive railroad signs. Most fatal railway crossing accidents take place at unprotected railroad crossings.
There are few regulations regarding traffic safety control devices at private rail crossings such as at a farm or industrial complex. Liability can be affected by several factors.
Collisions between highway vehicles and trains have been, until recently, the greatest source of injuries and fatalities in the railroad industry. Our experienced train accident attorneys are here to help.