Elmwood, NJ Railroad Crossing #6 Worst in Nation

Yesterday, The Federal Railroad Administration released a list of the most dangerous railroad crossings in the United States. There are over 200,000 crossings, nationwide and the sharply-angled Elmwood Park, NJ crossing at Midland Avenue has been listed as the sixth most dangerous. Over the past 10 years there have been 14 crashes with one fatality. Last summer, the state of New Jersey spent over $800,00 dollars in safety upgrades at the crossing – including newly installed computerized stop lights, traffic sensing cameras, warning flashers, improved signage saying “Don’t Block The Box” and pavement markings designed to make everyone safer. Police Chief, Michael Foligno told CBS news, “It’s better for the motorists because they don’t get stuck on the tracks.” He said, “The light will come on; the warning signals will come on, before the trains are even remotely close to the area.” Last year, 244 people died at railroad crossings.

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