FRA devises "model" state law for grade-crossing violators

11/21/2011 |

Sanctions against vehicle drivers who disobey state safety laws at grade crossings could be strengthened. The Federal Railroad Administration met with different groups to come up with a "model" state law. If a state adopts the model law, some traffic violations would be raised "to misdemeanors and felonies if a motorist commits illegal activities at grade crossings, such as driving through, around or under a crossing gate or barrier," according to FRA officials.

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