Sponsored by Burlington Northern, Cotton Belt, Kansas City Southern, Union
Pacific, and all Short Line Railroads
Did you Know?
A Train, traveling at 40 mph, needs one mile to get stopped
Half the crossing accidents happen when drivers actually drive around the
Half the collisions happen in clear weather and during the daytime
One fourth of the crossing accidents involve vehicles driven into the side
of the train
65 percent of the accidents involve trains moving at less than 40 mph
How you can be a Life Saver
Look before crossing tracks EVERY TIME....Any Time
is Train Time!
Watch Out - one standing train can hide another train on multiple
Don't race the train - Even if it is a TIE, YOU LOSE!
It is easy to misjudge the speed and distance of a train
Don't stop on tracks. Watch traffic so you don't get boxed in
If you stall on the tracks, Get Out Fast!
Two Types of Warning Signs
Signs installed by State, County, and local agencies. These include
painted pavement markings, Crossbuck, and Stop Signs which are required at all
Installation of flashing lights or flashing lights with gates determined
by State authorities. These warning devices are expensive and are primarily
used at crossings with high volumes of vehicular traffic. The cost of these
type of warning devices is around $100,000. The majority of the money comes
from the federal government with the remainder coming from the state or local
A Picture is worth a thousand words!
Nationally, "Operation Lifesaver", is a continuing program to prevent
accidents at the nation's 200,000 or more public Railroad / Highway Grade
Crossings. Programs are presented to businesses, government, schools, and civic
organizations to help explain the danger at Railroad Crossings.
If you would like to have an Operation Lifesaver program to be
presented at your school or business, Please write to:
Operation Lifesaver Presenters:
1604 West 31st
Pine Bluff, AR. 71603
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
870-536-7102 or 541-5402