Nearly 2,000 Americans are killed or seriously injured in collisions with trains every year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. On average, a person is hit by a train every 115 minutes, and more injuries are suffered in crashes at railroad crossings than in airplane accidents.
As many Texas car accident lawyers know, most collisions occur when the train is traveling less than 35 miles per hour and is already in the intersection. Drivers can do much to protect themselves and their passengers by practicing safety at railroad crossings. Here are four ways to drive more safely around trains.