Rail Safety Campaign

Take the Pledge and Tell a Friend!


Help us reduce the number of rail related deaths and injuries in California by sharing rail safety tips with your friends and family.  Read the safety information below and then re-post on your Facebook Page, email, or Tweet. Your help may save a life. 

  • California ranks No. 1 in preventable rail-related fatalities and injuries in the country.
  • A train moving at 55 miles per hour can take over a mile to stop.
  • Never walk, bike, or jog on a railroad track.
  •  Always stop at railroad crossings.
  • Trains can come from either direction on the same track at any time and can be very quiet.  Around train tracks or in stations, obey all warning signs and signals.
  • Use of headsets or cell phones around tracks can prevent you from hearing an approaching train.
  • Trains are wider than the tracks. If you get too close you can be hit or dragged under the train.
  • Never drive around lowered gates – it’s illegal and deadly. In addition, there are substantial fines for going around the crossing arms.

Our Rail Safety Videos remind you to Be Track Smart.

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