Please join us as a cosponsor of a resolution to designate the week of September 23-29, 2018 as Rail Safety Week.
According to data from the Federal Railroad Administration, there were 821 rail-related fatalities and 8,697 rail-related injuries in the United States in 2017. Many of these accidents could have been easily preventable with the proper intervention to educate
pedestrians and motorists on the dangers of rail trespassing and the need for care when navigating highway-grade rail crossings. The use of headphones, distraction by cell phones, and use of alcohol or drugs are thought to play a role in many rail trespassing
fatalities, which is the leading cause of all rail-related fatalities.