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Published June 17, 2013, 06:07 PM

Operation Lifesaver teams up with local police for train safety awareness

Police have teamed up with North Dakota Operation Lifesaver in an effort educate the public about railroad crossing safety. Officers rode in trains and observed traffic at track crossings.

Police have teamed up with North Dakota Operation Lifesaver in an effort educate the public about railroad crossing safety. Officers rode in trains and observed traffic at track crossings. When violations occurred officers stopped the violators to issue tickets and explain the dangers of rail crossings. They say often the problem is that people are not patient when they come to railroad crossings.

Eric Hegstrom, Area Coordinator, Operation Lifesaver: "My opinion would be they're in a hurry. You ask most of them why they don't stop and go around gates and they say they just don't feel like waiting for a train."

Operation Lifesaver's had on display a wrecked car from a train collision. The Wrecked Car Display is used to show people what can happen when their car is struck by a train. Operation Lifesaver will be in Fargo tomorrow. For more information you can go to http://www.oli.org.

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