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Springfield Police Help Keep Railroads Safe
On September 28th officers with the Springfield Police Department teamed up with officers from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Police for National Rail Safety Week. During the operation officers brought awareness to grade crossing violations. They contacted 18 drivers for failing to stop prior to the grade crossing when the signal was activated. They also issued 5 tickets and 13 warnings.
Corporal Kenneth Hall, with the Springfield Police Department, reminds drivers to be extra cautious when crossing train tracks. "Remember," Hall said, "when you see tracks, think train."
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