In 2010, eight people were killed in highway rail crossing collisions in Missouri. Now, MoDot is trying to reduce that number.
Wrap: There were 41 accidents at railroad crossings in Missouri last year, up from the 32 in 2009.
The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Highway Patrol are teaming up next week for Rail Safety Week. They'll be promoting safety and, according to MoDot, trying to reduce the number of accidents.
Spokesperson for MoDot Rod Massman says they'll be doing what he calls "Positive Reinforcements."
|Description: “Safety personnel either from MoDot, the highway patrol who will basically stop the person for a few seconds and just remind them that it’s Rail Safety Week and give then them a brochure about crossing safety.”|
These checks will take place at various locations throughout Missouri such as St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Lee's Summit.
From the state capitol, I'm Kadee Brosseau.
Last year, eight people were killed at highway rail-crossings in Missouri. That's two more than in 2009.
Wrap: If you're driving across a railroad crossing next week in Missouri, you may be stopped by safety personnel promoting rail crossing safety.
April 25th-29th is Rail Safety Week.
Missouri Department of Transportation spokesperson Rod Massman says they hope to reduce the number of accidents at railroad crossings.
|Description: “It’s really to remind people to be careful when they’re going over railroad crossings to make sure that they obey the equipment that is there.”|
According to MoDot, the number of accidents at rail crossings increased by nine last year.
The stops will take place at rail crossings throughout Missouri in St. Louis, Jefferson City, and other locations.
From the State Capitol, I'm Kadee Brosseau.