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Every farmer counts: staying safe at railroad crossings


Last updated 9/23/2020 at 7:38am

Did you know that every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train?

My organization, the national rail safety education nonprofit Operation Lifesaver Inc. partners with the American Farm Bureau Federation and other groups to remind farm equipment operators to pay extra attention where field and farm access roads cross train tracks.

To raise awareness of the dangers for drivers and pedestrians and share tips for avoiding these incidents, OLI and its safety partners are observing Rail Safety Week Sept. 21-27, across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.


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