Railroads Stress Safety After Deaths up in 2013 - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Railroads Stress Safety After Deaths up in 2013

Posted: Updated:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP/WBOC)- Railroads are launching a new campaign to highlight the dangers of being near train tracks.

The number of trespassing deaths grew 11 percent last year, to 476. And the number of deaths in accidents increased nearly 8 percent, to 250.

It's hard to pinpoint what's behind the increase. But Operation Lifesaver CEO Joyce Rose says she thinks it might be a reflection of how distracted Americans can be because of smartphones and other electronic devices.

The ads for the new "See Tracks? Think Train" campaign focus on how people and vehicles stand no chance against a train.

The effort is backed by the Association of American Railroads trade group, major railroads and the Federal Railroad Administration.

Association of American Railroads: https://www.aar.org/ 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Del. Drug Lab Scandal Could Get Cases Tossed

    Del. Drug Lab Scandal Could Get Cases Tossed

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:27:41 GMT
    Delaware's controlled substances lab was in serious disarray, with absent leadership, in the months leading up to its closing by state police earlier this year amid an evidence-tampering and theft scandal, the lab's new director testified Tuesday.More
    Delaware's controlled substances lab was in serious disarray, with absent leadership, in the months leading up to its closing by state police earlier this year amid an evidence-tampering and theft scandal, the lab's new director testified Tuesday.
    More
  • DNREC Issues Violations for Mound of Dirt at I-495 Bridge

    DNREC Issues Violations for Mound of Dirt at I-495 Bridge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:12:56 GMT
    The owners of land in Delaware where a huge mound of dirt caused damage to an interstate highway bridge on a key East Coast artery have been served with violation notices by state environmental regulators.More
    The owners of land in Delaware where a huge mound of dirt caused damage to an interstate highway bridge on a key East Coast artery have been served with violation notices by state environmental regulators.More
  • Man Sentenced for Stealing from Employees' 401(k)

    Man Sentenced for Stealing from Employees' 401(k)

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:19:25 GMT
    A former part owner of a real estate company who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from his employees' 401(k) accounts has been sentenced to two years in prison.More
    A former part owner of a real estate company who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from his employees' 401(k) accounts has been sentenced to two years in prison.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service