Georgia 5th on list of states with most railroad crossing crashes

The Peach State is ranked on a list of the states with the most crashes at railroad crossings.

These can be deadly, but are also often avoidable. 

Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks.

According to Operation Lifesaver, as of 2017, Georgia was fifth on a list of states with the most highway-grade crossing collisions.

Here are some ways you can protect yourself which driving through or around railroad crossings. 

Driving is not the only way people approach railroad crossings. Pedestrians are often near railroad tracks, and go through crossings.

Pedestrians who choose to walk or play around railroad tracks are trespassing on private property and could be fined, seriously injured or killed, according to Operation Lifesaver.

Here are reminders for those walking around railroad tracks and crossings:

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