Superior Police Department Helping To Promote Railroad Crossing Safety
Superior law enforcement are working with with BNSF Railway, the North Shore Scenic Railroad, and Operation Lifesaver to spread awareness of the importance of railroad crossing safety. Given the fact that the city of Superior has more railroad crossings than most cities it is so important to make the public aware that they need to be cautious and pay attention.
Superior Police Officer Brad Esler got a birds eye view from the train as he rode along in a locomotive Monday while working with others on the ground to enforce any observed crossing violations.
The point was for officers to educate violators on the correct crossing procedures, and citations were given based on the discretion of the officer. This annual event is organized by Operation Lifesaver which is a non profit organization that is run by volunteers.
Susie Klinger is the representative for Wisconsin and will be traveling all over the state this week meeting with area law enforcement to promote safety. Klinger had a sobering statistic in that about every 3 hours someone in the United States is hit by a train either in a vehicle or on foot, that is why programs such as this are so important to remind people to be safe. For more information Click Here.