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How to Handle Train Crossings Safely

Train whizzing by downtown Los Angeles

When you're driving and encounter a train crossing, it's important to know how to handle the situation safely. In this blog post, we will provide tips on how to handle train crossings safely and avoid any dangerous situations. Stay safe out there!

Tips for Handling Train Crossings

If you see a train crossing ahead of you, the first thing you should do is stop your car at the appropriate spot behind the train crossing gate. Do not try to drive around the crossing or go under the gates, as this can be dangerous. Once you have stopped, wait for the train to pass completely before proceeding. It’s okay to proceed cautiously once the train has passed and the gates have fully risen.

As a pedestrian, it's important to be aware of your surroundings at all times. If you see a train crossing ahead of you, do not try to walk around it or go under the gates. Always wait for the train to pass completely before proceeding. Walking on or near railroad tracks can be dangerous.

If you encounter any problems at a train crossing, such as stuck gates or malfunctioning flashing lights, do not try to fix them yourself. Instead, call the authorities immediately and wait for help to arrive. Trying to fix the problem yourself can be dangerous and should only be done by trained professionals.

We're Here to Help

We hope that these tips will help you stay safe when encountering a train crossing. If you are involved in an injury-causing train accident, our attorneys can help.

Call our Los Angeles attorneys at (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to get in touch with someone from our team about the details of your case right away. We will fight to recover your full and fair compensation.