• May 18th, 2017

Railroad safety advocates want drivers to understand when they come to a railroad crossing, they should think “danger.” “Based on 2016 statistics, we currently rank eighth in the nation for the number of vehicle train collisions and number eighth in the number of fatalities. ” Nancy Hudson, Alabama Operation Lifesaver program said.

The Alabama Task Force on Railway Safety was created recently to look at a variety of issues involving rail safety. This includes the transportation of hazardous materials and possible derailments which occurred in Aliceville back in 2013.