The Pasadena Police Department to Participate in “Operation Clear Track,” the Single Largest Railroad Safety Detail in the U.S

Violators will receive citations or warnings

Published : Friday, September 20, 2019 | 7:56 PM

Rail Safety Week (RSW), is September 22-28, 2019. On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the Pasadena Police Department in partnership with the the Amtrak Police Department and Operation Lifesaver, the nonprofit rail safety education organization, will participate in “Operation Clear Track.” Altogether, more than 600 law enforcement agencies nationwide will be participating in this operation, the goal of which is to raise awareness and enforce state railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws. The 3rd annual rail safety detail, carried out in 48 states, is the single largest rail safety law enforcement initiative in the U.S.

During “Operation Clear Track,” Pasadena Police Department personnel will be stationed at railroad grade crossing locations to issue citations or warnings to violators. Officers will also disseminate railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians. The goal of Rail Safety Week is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness and enforcement.

On September 24th, Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section personnel will be monitoring the Gold Line crossings at California Boulevard and Del Mar Boulevard during the morning commute hours. Federal statistics show that about every three hours in the United States, a person or a vehicle is hit by a train. “Fortunately, these incidents are pretty rare in the City of Pasadena, however it is important for pedestrians and motorists to keep in mind the importance of safety at rail crossings,” said Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman.

Visit the Operation Lifcsaver website at vy-wvv.uli.org or contact www.stayoffthetracks.org for more information on “Operation Clear Track”.

 

 

 

 

 

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