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Mesquite, TX - February 15, 2017 - Union Pacific (UP) Railroad reminds drivers and pedestrians to take caution at all railroad crossings and always expect a train. According to UP, the average train travels 41 feet in the blink of an eye. Remember to stop, listen and look when approaching a railroad crossing because a train can come from either direction.
Stay alert and if the crossing arms are down or the lights are flashing, assume a train is coming even if unseen. Never drive around crossing arms, never stop on railroad tracks and remember trains always have the right of way. The weight of a train compared to an automobile is similar to the weight of an automobile compared to a tin can. Drivers can steer out of the way of crossings, but trains cannot.
For more information, visit www.UnionPacificCares.com.