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Not everyone who trespasses on railroad property does so with bad intentions. Perhaps they think it's a faster way to get home from school or a good spot to shoot a few photos. Regardless of intent, trespassing isn't just illegal – it's dangerous. It takes a train traveling 55 mph more than a mile to stop. By the time a locomotive engineer sees a person on the tracks, it is too late to stop the train.

The only safe, legal place to cross railroad tracks is at a designated pedestrian crossing. Also, crossing arms aren't just meant for automobiles – never walk around them.

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