Railroad, Madera Police crack down on railroad crossing violators
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Railroad, Madera Police crack down on railroad crossing violators

August 15, 2019


KATHRYN: RIGHT NOW… “FRESNO” CITY WORKERS… ARE TRYING TO FILL THOUSANDS OF POTHOLES… THAT HAVE DEVELOPED… IN RECENT WET WEATHER. AND CREWS ARE PROMISING TO FIX EVERY SINGLE ONE… THAT GETS REPORTED. THAT MEANS THEY NEED YOUR HELP! TO REPORT A POTHOLE IN THE CITY… YOU CAN CALL THE HOTLINE AT 621-CITY… NATS Train horn KEN: TODAY.. CBS47’S ” PEDRO QUINTANA ” WENT ON A RIDE-ALONG… WITH TRAIN OPERATORS… HE SHOWS US WHAT THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH… AS DRIVERS TRY TO BEAT A FAST- MOVING TRAIN. TAKE SOT: Pedro Quintana, @PedroQTV “Well, police officers focused their attention here at this intersection, here at Cleveland Avenue and Gateway Drive in Madera and what they HOUR…IT COULD TAKE THIS FRIEGHT TRAIN UP TO A MILE TO ACTUALLY COME TO A STOP ONCE FULL BRAKES ARE APPLIED. TAKE SOT: 14:51-14:55 “A lot of people don’t realize how fast trains move. UNION PACIFIC SPECIAL AGENT TIM SOUZA TEAMED UP WITH MADERA POLICE OFFICERS LOOKING FOR DRIVERS BEHAVING BADLY NEAR RAILROAD CROSSINGS. TAKE SOT: Tim Souza, Union Pacific Senior Special Agent 13:43- “Common violations that we see during this public safety events are people stopping on the tracks, we get trespassers crossing across the tracks in non-designated areas. WE RODE ALONG WITH THE TRAIN OPERATORS FROM UNION PACIFIC AND FOUND ONE MOTORIST ACCELERATING AFTER THE LIGHTS AT A CROSSING HAD ACITVIATED. THE ARMS HAD NOT GONE DOWN. BUT THE LAW SAYS WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON YOU HAVE TO STOP, RAILROAD CROSSING ACCIDENTS ARE DOWN. BUT MADERA OFFICERS WANT TO SEND A MESSAGE. NAT POP: TRAIN BELL RINGING TAKE SOT: 09:33-09:39 “she was approximately two feet from the rail road tracks OFFICER KENNETH HALL AND HIS PARTNER PULLING OVER THIS DRIVER WHO WAS STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RAILROAD CROSSING AT THE CLEVELAND AND GATEWAY INTERSECTION. TAKE SOT: 10:14-10:22 “He’s going to issue her a citation in regards to the violation and well go from there.” MADERA POLICE ISSUING MORE THAN FIVE CITATIONS IN A FOUR HOUR WINDOW. REPORTINGNG

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