Car vs. Train Accidents Improve

I recall since Driver Education in High School that accidents involving a train at Railroad Crossings have been a problem since roads and highways have crossed railroad tracks. So when I came across this news snippet from ‘World Highways‘ with a heading of “A 9.1% drop in highway-rail crossing incidents for the first half of 2005 on US railways is identified by a study. ”

I read this and was relieved to an extent. However, there seems to be no cause for the improvement which would be the most interesting and useful information to find out. This way we could apply those techniques and strategies in a more impactful way, to reduce further these unnecessary accidents like those shown in ‘Red Asphalt‘, a movie shown in some Drivers schools and training programs..

John (CarGuru Sr)


  1. Don’t just learn how to drive from our neighbors. They don’t know the basic stuff which is safety. It is best to engage yourself to in a driving school. Learn drivers education and be a defensive driver.

  2. As long as rail ways and roads intersect there will be some collisions between cars and trains. My best guess being a driving instructor in an area where trains used to run and now are not, I would think that perhaps there are just less trains moving about now then there were in the past.
    At AA driving school we are educating kids on how to approach rail ways safely to help prevent these travesties from happening.

  3. I am always heartbroken to hear when there’s a collision between both a train and a car, because of the typical devastating result. So hearing something like this where there may be a better chance for both operator’s survival, makes me really hopeful.

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