Technical Reports

Compilation of State Laws and Regulations Affecting Highway-Rail Grade Crossings 4th Edition

  • 16
  • Oct
  • 2002
AUTHOR: L. Stephen Jennings, DOT FRA
REPORT NUMBER: 4th Edition
ABSTRACT: This Compilation of State Laws and Regulations on Matters Affecting Highway-Rail Crossings, Fourth 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. This edition compiles all of the laws and regulations of the fifty 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 Fourth 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 various online research software packages and from the volumes of laws and regulations published by each state and the District of Columbia, through both the hard copies and individual state web sites. The style of legal citation used in this Fourth Edition is obtained from The Blue Book, A Uniform System of Citation, Seventeenth Edition. Cambridge, Mass. (Harvard Law Review Association, 2000.)