Railroad Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention

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Explore the new Trespass and Suicide Dashboard! FRAs interactive tool to visualize data!

New Resource Tool for States:  Model State Action Plan and Noteworthy Practices

Go to interactive resources for rail crossing safety

FRA training videos for Law Enforcement & First Responders

Taking selfies on train tracks: a dangerous new trend is ending lives

Introducing GX Dash!: A New Crossing Data Visualization Tool

Railroad crossing safety & tresspass prevention: by the numbers

94% of all rail-related fatalities and injuries occur at railroad crossings or due to trespassing. Sadly, almost all of these deaths and injuries are preventable. 

Trespassing along railroad rights-of-way is the leading cause of rail-related deaths in America. Nationally, more than 400 trespass fatalities occur each year, the vast majority of which are preventable.

Railroad crossing incidents are the second leading cause of rail-related deaths in America.

With the assistance of FRA's programs, the number of fatalities has been reduced by 60% over the last two decades. FRA's Railroad Crossing Safety and Trespasser Prevention Division remains committed to continuing this trend.

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1200 New Jersey Ave, SE

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If you see anyone deliberately misusing a crossing or trespassing on a railroad please call the Police at 911