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Railroad Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention Initiative

While the railroad industry is significantly safer than it has ever been, unfortunately, still too many people lose their lives in railroad crossing and trespassing incidents. In stark terms, 2015 had approximately 2,100 railroad crossing incidents and 230 deaths. There were also approximately 455 trespasser fatalities at railroad tracks in 2015. Sadly, nearly all of these incidents are preventable.

As part of FRA's mission to improve safety, we are working to reduce railroad crossing and trespasser incidents through the 3 E framework: Education, Engineering, and Enforcement as well as through extensive analysis of rail safety Data and Statistics.

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