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Police enforce safety at railroad crossings

Posted at 10:37 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 00:37:38-05

Police in southern Idaho are looking to reduce serious accidents between vehicles and trains by conducting enforcement as a way to spread awareness.

Police ride locomotives and look for violators at railroad crossings to either warn motorist or ticket if the offense is serious enough.

“It’s still a danger. It’s still a problem. We need to care of it and it’s something we’re seeing quite a bit,” Trooper Nathan Medenford from ISP explained.

Authorities say they handed out over 30 citations or warnings during the operation.