Did you know?
- Most collisions occur with trains traveling under 30 mph.
- Approximately 64% of all collisions occur in daylight hours.
- Most collisions occur within 25 miles of the driver’s home.
- Approximately every 3 hours (some place in the United States) a collision occurs between a train and a vehicle or a train and a pedestrian.
- You are 20 times more likely to die in a collision with a train than in a collision involving another motor vehicle.
- At 55 mph, it may take a train up to a mile or more to stop.
- Nearly 50% of all collisions occur at crossings equipped with active warning devices.
- Nearly 25% of all collisions occur when the vehicle runs into the side of the train.
- Nebraska has a total of 4,813 crossings. There are 2,856 public and 1,973 private crossings. On the 2,856 public crossings 718 have gates, 165 have activated warnings, and 1,973 are passive (no lights/gates).
National Crossing Collisions 2021
- Collisions: 2,125
- Injuries: 668
- Fatalities: 236
National Trespasser Incidents 2021
- Injuries: 526
- Fatalities: 614
Nebraska Crossing Collisions 2021
- Collisions: 42
- Injuries: 16
- Fatalities: 6
Nebraska Trespasser Incidents 2021
- Injuries: 10
- Fatalities: 4
- Source: Federal Railroad Administration »