Rail Safety Week and Operation Clear Track

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 19, 2022


Operation Clear Track

Greensburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police, in conjunction with Rail Safety Week, September 19-25, will participate in Operation Clear Track, a rail safety law enforcement initiative to promote compliance and educate the public about railroad grade crossings and applicable trespassing laws.

On Tuesday, September 20, members of the Troop A Patrol Section will be monitoring railroad grade crossings for violations of Title 75, Section 3341, Obedience to Signal Indicating Approach of Train and Section 3342, Vehicles Required to Stop at Railroad Crossings, and trespassing violations.

The goal of Rail Safety Week’s Operation Clear Track is to reduce pedestrian and driver fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness. According to Operation Lifesaver, Inc., “every 3 hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train” and “more than 2,100 people are injured or killed annually in crossing and trespassing incidents” in North America.

The Commonwealth is the national leader with 64 operating railroads and ranks 10th in the nation for overall train strikes and railroad-related deaths and injuries.

For more information on railroad safety, visit oli.org.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Troopers Steve Limani, 724-832-3288, and Cliff Greenfield, 724-357-1998, Twitter: @PSPTroopAPIO

In the interest of transparency, it is the policy of PSP to disseminate information regarding incidents which are likely to generate significant interest among the public and media in a timely manner. While we make every effort to ensure the information is accurate to the best of our knowledge and belief, incidents are often fluid and rapidly evolving. Information provided should be considered preliminary and subject to change as additional investigative details emerge.


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