Railroad Safety Tips
At Caltrain safety is number one. Accidents on the tracks are always preventable by paying attention and observing a few rail safety tips.It can take a mile or more to stop
Know and follow the safety tips and share them with your loved ones.
The only safe place to cross a railroad tracks is at designated public crossing. If you cross at any other place, you are trespassing and can be ticketed or fined.
a train, so a locomotive engineer who suddenly sees someone on the tracks will likely be unable to stop in time. Even though they might look as if they’re moving rather slowly, Caltrain reaches a top speed of 79 miles per hour. At that speed, they cover the length of a football field in less than three seconds!Trains overhang the tracks
by at least three feet in both directions; loose straps hanging from rail cars may extend even further. If you are in the right-of-way next to the tracks, you can be hit by the train.Do not cross the tracks
immediately after a train passes. A second train might be blocked by the first. Trains can come from either direction. Wait until you can see clearly around the first train in both directions.Flashing red lights
indicate a train is approaching from either direction. You can be fined for failure to obey these signals. Never walk around or behind lowered gates at a crossing, and DO NOT cross the tracks until the lights have stopped flashing and it's safe to do so.For your safety
, it is illegal to be on railroad tracks unless you are at a designated public crossing.