Technical Reports

Compilation of State Laws and Regulations Affecting Highway-Rail Grade Crossings 5th Edition

  • 31
  • Oct
  • 2009
AUTHOR: Office of Railroad Safety
SUBJECT: Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Warning Systems, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Trespasser Programs
KEYWORDS: crossing consolidation; crossing closure; warning devices; passive; active; driver; trespassing; vandalism
ABSTRACT: This Compilation of State Laws and Regulations on Matters Affecting Highway-Rail Crossings, Fifth Edition is intended to provide an up-to-date and more expansive look at the various state laws and regulations concerning every aspect of the regulation of highway-rail grade crossings, and driver behavior at those crossings. Compiled here are all of the laws and regulations of the 50 states and the District of Columbia into one comprehensive, easy-to-use document. It is intended to provide a one-stop reference for researchers, engineers, students, legal practitioners, and those individuals who make their living working in the field of highway-rail grade crossing safety. The reader will find this Fifth Edition useful when assessing differences and similarities in the laws among states, seeking distinctions between desirable and undesirable laws, and when conducting legal research. The source material collected for this book was obtained from individual state legislative Web sites which contain the laws and regulations published by each state and the District of Columbia. The style of legal citation used in this Fifth Edition is obtained from The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Seventeenth Edition, Cambridge, Mass. (Harvard Law Review Association, 2000.)