Dangers of Railroad Intersections
One of the most potentially hazardous situations you will find as a driver is where a road and a railroad cross paths. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, if you are in a collision with a train, you are 40 times more likely to be killed than if you collided with a car. The are many reasons why this is so. Trains are large, fast moving, can't swerve to avoid a collision. They also take a long time and distance to stop. A train going 50 miles per hour needs a mile and a half to stop.