Railroad Safety

  • Always cross at a public railroad crossing. Crossings have a sign and most also have lights, a bell, and/or gates.
  • Cross the same way you would cross the street – look left, right, and left before crossing the train tracks.
  • When a train is coming, stand at least 15 feet (about 10 giant steps) away from the tracks.
  • Never try to cross the tracks if a train is coming.
  • When a train goes by, look both ways again before crossing. Make sure another train is not coming.
  • Always walk your bike across the tracks to make sure the tires do not get caught.
  • Never walk or play on or near railroad tracks. It is dangerous and illegal.

For more railroad safety questions, contact the Clayton Police Department at (302) 653-8186.