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Quick tips and examples of signs and signals used at or near railroad crossings are also located in the Driver Training Material. Click here to open. (PDF format).
A STOP sign at a highway-rail grade crossing means the same as it does at other highway intersections. A driver must always stop at the STOP sign in advance of the railroad tracks. Every driver must YIELD the right of way to a train.
The Crossbuck sign is the most common sign at public highway-rail intersections. It marks the crossing and should be considered the same as a YIELD sign.
Flashing Red Lights — with or without bells — warn of an approaching train. When the red lights are flashing, a train is approaching. Stop and wait for the train to pass, then proceed when it is clearly safe to do so.
Flashing Red Lights — with bells and gates-are used to close the road when a train approaches. It is illegal to go around the gates. Going around the gates makes the driver legally liable for any deaths, injuries, or damage to property if a collision occurs.