It sounds simple. It’s tempting to ignore the flashing lights and gate arms, but when railroad crossing arms are down or the warning lights are flashing, drivers and pedestrians must wait for the passing train. Unfortunately, Federal Railroad Administration statistics reveal more than 900 people nationwide were killed or injured trespassing on railroad property last year.
Union Pacific Railroad recently launched a social media campaign urging drivers and pedestrians to think about their personal safety first and wait at grade crossings. The series of videos depict different scenarios in which a jogger, a young couple, and father and son are stopped, waiting for a train to pass. When the arms lift, each proceeds safely toward a spectacular future.
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