A recent American Association for Justice (AAJ) article exposed the dangerous accident rates associated with railroad crossings. Here are some startling statistics: A person is 40 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in a collision with another motor vehicle. There were approximately 3,000 rail crossing accidents in 2003; of those 3,000, only 4 were fully investigated in 2003 by federal authorities.
AAJ urges you to contact the Federal Railroad Administration, which is responsible for enforcing safety regulation, as well as conducting research and development to improve railroad safety. The Agency accepts comments from the public to support its research and development.
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