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Every three hours in the U.S.,
a person or vehicle is struck by a train


With approximately 1,200 deaths each year on U.S. train tracks, BeRailSafe is the N.C. Department of Transportation's ongoing commitment to educating the public, as well as first-responders, about the dangers of being on and around railroad tracks.


Our goal: Preventing rail-related tragedy.


Julia Littlejohn thought she was being safe when she climbed onto some tracks while looking for her lost dog.


"I'm up on the tracks, and I hear this loud horn.


"That horn signaled a fast-approaching train - one that could have killed her had she not reacted in time.


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