Railroad Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention
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.