Model State Legislation on Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Violations by Motorists
KEYWORDS: Model Legislation, Model State Legislation, Model Law, Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Violations, Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008
ABSTRACT: As part of the continuing effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries occurring at highway-rail grade crossings, the U.S. Department of Transportation's 2004 Highway-Rail Grace Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Action Plan included initiatives to develop model State legislation for consideration by State legislatures. Congress affirmed the validity of these initiatives by passing the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which requires the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with State and local governments and railroad carriers, develop and make available to State and local governments model State legislation covering highway-rail grade crossing violations by motorists.
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