Railroad Signs (con’t)

Railroad Crossbuck Sign — If a railroad crossing has more than one track, the number of tracks is on the sign below the crossbuck. This is considered a yield sign and a driver must yield the right of way to any oncoming trains and railroad equipment.

• Flashing Light Signals — When lights begin to flash, a driver must always stop until the train has passed and the lights have stopped flashing. 

• Gates — A driver must remain stopped until the lowered gates are raised and lights are no longer flashing. 

  • Drivers should not attempt to beat crossing gates as they are lowering or go around lowered gates. 
  • Tracks equipped with an automated railroad crossing enforcement system may record an image of the vehicle license plate number, time, date and location of any violation. 
  • Drivers are subject to fines and possible suspension of their driving privileges.

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