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SMART Train Safety


SMART Train Safety

by Jack Swearengen

Trains are running at increased speeds and frequency. SMART is asking motorists and pedestrians to be alert and aware at all crossing gates and remember the following safety tips: 


  • Never stop your car on the railroad tracks. Do not cross the tracks until you are sure your vehicle will be able to get across safely. 
  • Please be patient: Obey all crossing signals and signage. 
  • Never walk on railroad tracks. Walking on the tracks is unsafe and illegal. 
  • Stay alert near all railroad crossings: Don't be distracted by cell phones or headphones.

For more railroad safety practices, please visit