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Railroad Safety: Emergency Information

  • If your car stalls on stops on the tracks…

    1. Get out of the car immediately! Do not return to it! Move away from the tracks. Avoid being near the impact.
    2. Call the 1-800 number posted at the crossing or 9-1-1 as fast as possible.
    3. Give the exact location using landmarks and the DOT number posted at the crossing (usually on the crossing sign).
    4. If you don't have a phone, flag someone down immediately.
    5. Never wave at a train to get it to stop. A freight train traveling 55 mph takes a mile or more to stop.