ILLINOIS RAIL SAFETY WEEK

Pedestrian and motorist safety around trains and railroad tracks will be the focus of Illinois Rail Safety Week this week. The Illinois Association of Police Chiefs announced that the fifth statewide rail safety initiative is now through Saturday. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a proclamation last week. In 2018 there were 86 rail-crossing collisions involving motor vehicles. They resulted in 26 injuries and 15 deaths. There were 40 incidents that resulted in 18 injuries and 22 fatalaties after victims trespassed on railroad property. The week will center on educational along with enforcement activities regarding railroad safety.