Police look to educate drivers on dangers of railroad crossings
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Police look to educate drivers on dangers of railroad crossings

August 13, 2019


MACHADO FOR 22NEWS. ASHLEY: THE NORTHAMPTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS EDUCATING RESIDENTS ON THE DANGERS OF RAILROAD CROSSINGS. 22NEWS REPORTER TASHANEA WHITLOW JOINS US LIVE FROM OUR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU, WHERE POLICE ARE URGING EVERONE TO TAKE LIFE-SAVING PRECAUTIONS. TASHANEA: NORTHAMPTON POLICE TOLD 22NEWS THEY SEE PEOPLE STOP ON THE TRACKS WHILE WAITING FOR THE TRAFFIC LIGHT TO TURN GREEN ON DAMON ROAD. THEY SAY THIS IS DANGEROUS, AS WELL AS ILLEGAL. DAMON ROAD IS ONE OF NORTHAMPTON’S BUSIEST STREETS. COMPLICATING THE TRAFFIC SITUATION, TRAIN TRACKS CROSS DAMON ROAD. THAT’S WHY THE NORTHAMPTON POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS TEAMED UP WITH THE FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE LIFE SAVING ADVICE ABOUT CROSSING TRAIN TRACKS. IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN AN AREA AND THE TRAIN IS COMING VACANT THAT AREA. TRY NOT TO RACE THE TRAIN. TRAINS COME THRU HERE PRETTY QUICK. TASHANEA: POLICE URGE YOU TO USE COMMON SENSE, AND KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FROM THE TRACKS. OBEY ALL TRAFFIC SIGNS. AND BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. TASHANEA: THURSDAY AFTERNOON POLICE WILL BE HANDING OUT INFORMATIONAL PAMPHLETS ABOUT THE DOS AND DONTS OF DRIVING THRU RAIL ROAD CROSSINGS AND OVER TRAIN TRACKS. REPORTING LIVE FROM OUR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU, TW

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