Event at a Fairport railroad crossing educated drivers about rail safety
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It’s National Rail Safety week. The nonprofit organization New York Operation Lifesaver held the “wear red for safety” event at a Fairport railroad crossing on Friday morning
The event is aimed at educating drivers and pedestrians on the importance of caution around railroad tracks.
“It takes a long distance for trains to stop. As you can imagine, they’re very heavy but they will stop,” said Robert Rohauer, the board secretary for CSX Transportation. “It’s just that it could take up to a mile or more for an average freight train stop. That’s the equivalent of 18 football fields put end to end.”
A collision occurs at a railway crossing every three hours.