An average-length freight train traveling at 55 miles per hour may take the length of 18 football fields to stop.
A train can pass through a segment of track at any time, so always practice patience at highway rail-grade crossings. You know it’s true that there’s no excuse that’s worth risking your life for at a highway rail-grade crossing. Always stop and wait for the train to pass. Stop. Trains Can’t. For more information visit nhtsa.gov/train