July 9, 2017 – ValleyCentral.com –

According to the Federal Railroad Administration, Texas led the country in 2016 with more than 230 highway rail grade collisions. 22 of those collisions resulted in death.

“If you’re in a vehicle and you’re stopped on top of those tracks– if a train does appear, and begins to approach the area, you will not be able to move out of the way in time, in most cases,” said Union Pacific spokesperson Jeff DeGraff.

Union Pacific continues to raise railroad safety awareness in an effort to lower statistics related to railroad deaths, or injuries.

DeGraffor says a train traveling 55 miles per hour will take more than a mile to stop in its tracks.

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