Rail Safety Week

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Rail Safety Week


Did you know that every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train? Help us stop track tragedies. Always be cautious when approaching railroad crossings, obey the laws and never trespass (even to take a quick selfie!), and know what to do if your vehicle is stuck. Learn more about rail safety here.

This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.

You've seen the news reports of a train hitting a police car. Don't let that happen to you.


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Posted by

Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (10)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Roy Kelley thank you for sharing very good detailed report for Rail Safety week.

Sep 26, 2022 02:15 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It is a staggering statistic to digest but thank you for sharing Roy Kelley 

Sep 26, 2022 04:19 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy,

On the local news, there was a police car stuck on tracks with a train coming.  They couldn't get to the prisoner stuck in the back.  Fortunately, that person was not seriously injured.  Yikes!

Sep 26, 2022 05:51 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... officially gob-smacked at this statistic! Had no idea, but maybe that's because I rarely drive around railroad tracks.

Sep 27, 2022 03:52 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - maybe there should be billboards near RR Tracks to raise awareness. There are people who underestimate the speed of a train. 

Sep 27, 2022 07:45 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I had to walk across train tracks recently and when the arms started going down I thought for a second of trying to get across quickly.  I am glad that I didn't because that train was coming a lot quicker than I expected it would be, haha.

Sep 27, 2022 08:00 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I had no idea that rail accidents were so frequent.  Rail Safety Week is a good idea for informing the public.

Sep 27, 2022 05:10 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Sep 28, 2022 06:55 AM