One of the initiatives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to save lives on the nation's highways is to intensify the focus on highway-rail grade crossing safety. The FMCSA has launched a nationwide educational campaign to remind commercial motor vehicle drivers of the precautions they must take at highway-rail grade crossings.
A highway-rail grade crossing is an intersection where a roadway crosses railroad tracks at the same level or grade. Such crossings may be encountered on both public and private roads. There are more than 250,000 of these crossings in the U.S.
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