Travel slowly over train tracks to avoid damage to your car. Uneven tracks or damaged surface around the track can cause problems for your suspension and tires.
Look at the signal carefully and look up and down the track to make sure trains aren't coming. Signals don't always work and some have delays that make it a close call to get through the track before the barricade arm comes down to block your way.
Never try to beat the gate or arm that blocks your way over the track. The signals have timing that allows you a safe time over the track before the train comes, but very little time between your crossing and the train if you chose to try to beat the arm.
Trains sometimes move at rapid speed over the signal areas and moving too close to the safety arm puts you at risk for flying objects such as gravel or rocks thrown up by the train when passing over the grate.
You may be on your game to get through the signal, but people in front of you or behind you may not be paying attention. They could stop without warning or ram you when you stop for the crossing arm.
Lots of people are injured by trains where we live. It seems like these things would be common sense. Guess people are impatient or silly.
Thanks! We saw a woman miss getting hit by a train a few days ago. She tried to drive around the gate because she thought it was taking too long for the train to come. It would have been a death drive. We had a better vantage point to see the train than she did and we honked and waved her down. She looked irritated at us and cussed at us out the window. When the train roared by, we smiled and told her, "Drive out there!" She was not amused, and she didn't thank us. ;) We look at it this way -- we saved the engineer's life.
Very helpful list H5
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