OAKLAND, Calif. (Allie Rasmus/KTVU) - A California safety group will join Amtrak and other rail officials on Tuesday to remind people to be safe at railroad crossings.
This is part of a nationwide effort hosted by California Operation Lifesaver to raise awareness about railroad safety and that a person is hit by a train every three hours in the United States.
California ranks No. 1 for train deaths. Police officers will be out enforcing “Operation Clear Track” on Tuesday to remind people off railroad crossing and trespassing laws.
Teams will be stationed at crossings between Oakland and Richmond, handing out information and warnings or citations to violators.