Texas law requires
motorists to yield the right of way to trains. It is also
against the law to cross tracks if a train is visible or
to drive around gates that have been lowered at a railroad
crossing. If the gates are down and no train is coming,
the road is closed.
you encounter a railroad crossing:
and look both ways as you approach intersection.
Turn down your
stereo and listen for a train.
arms have been lowered, or red lights are flashing stop.
the tracks is never legal and is extremely dangerous.
Be sure all
tracks are clear before crossing – there may be
more than one set. The following animation involves
a bus that had to pass multiple sets of tracks and failed
to stop at the intersection. Busses are required by
law to stop at railroad crossings.