You always need to slow down at a railroad crossing, even if a train is not coming. If there is a car in front of you going to same direction at a railroad crossing, you never want to pass them, which you did in this case. Bad idea. You barely missed the barriers coming down that said the train was coming. You should never, ever pass anyone again! If you have followed …show more content…
Your vehicle just needs to be parked anywhere between fifteen and fifty feet from the nearest rail.
You should take this very seriously, so when you get to a railroad crossing, make sure you turn down your car radio in case an incoming train sounds its horn.At night is when you need to be extra cautious. You may think that oh since a train has lights you will be able to see if it’s coming and do not really need to worry about stopping. No, this is not the case. Even if you do not see the train coming, you still need to slow down or stop and look before crossing the tracks. If the lights are flashing, then you definitely need to stop, even if you do not see a train approaching. Never ever ever drive around, under, and definitely not through any crossing barriers. Especially when they are closing or opening.
There are some warning devices that are marked on railroad crossings in order to prevent a car-train crash. If you follow them, then you are surely able to have a safe railroad crossing experience. They are from highway departments in order to help with your safety. There are some warning signs that are placed in advance so you know that a railroad crossing