Riding The Rails: People Who Ignore Railway Crossings

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) - Many of us are in such a hurry that we 'think' about driving around gates at railroad crossings. Some actually do it. FOX 2’s Charles Jaco spent the day aboard a train getting the perspective of the people who drive America’s trains.

A typical rail crossing has lights and an arm that lowers to block traffic. But most fatalities occur at crossings as people simply drive around, trying to save a few seconds.