INDIANA STATE POLICE FOCUS ON RAILROAD SAFETY
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has declared this week “Rail Safety Week.” Railroad special agents and law enforcement officers will monitor crossings and compliance with trespassing on railroad right-of-way laws. In 2012, there were 106 railroad crossing collisions, 17 people were killed and another 38 people were injured. Indiana State Police Sgt. Noel Houze says some rural crossings may not have clear sight lines. He says drivers should keep their eyes and ears open and watch for crossing signals. Indiana has the fourth highest number of railroad crossing collisions in the country.