11/14/2017 RR Crossing
Whenever any person driving a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing they should stop at the clearly marked stop line or within 15ft to 50ft of the nearest rail. Once stopped, follow the doctrine of stop, look, and listen. Look both directions for any approaching train and for signals indicating the approach of a train. Only proceed across when it is safe to do so. A driver must remain stopped under the following circumstances.
1. The crossing is regulated by an active traffic control signal or alternately flashing light signal intended to give warning of the approaching train.
2. The Crossing gate or is closed or is in the process of being opened or closed.
3. The audible signal or whistle of the approaching train can be heard.
4. The approaching train is plainly visible.
Exception: When directed to cross by Police or a Rail Road Flag Man.
In 2016 there were over 2,000 vehicle and train collisions in the United States with about half resulting in injury and fatality. Federal Railroad Administration preliminary stats. LET US STAY SAFE HELENA!