‘Operation Lifesaver’ aims to prevent railroad crossing accidents

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Police from several agencies are expected to crack
down Friday on motorists and pedestrians who violate various laws at four San
Diego railroad crossings.

The crackdown operation — dubbed “Operation Lifesaver” — will run
from 3 to 9 p.m. at 100 Fifth Ave., 100 First Ave., 100 Front St. and 600 W.
Market St., according to San Diego police, who along with San Diego harbor
police, will participate.

Also participating are members of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe
railroad police and Carrizo Gorge railroad police.

The goal of today's operation is to reduce train accidents that result
in injuries and fatalities, SDPD said in a statement. According to the Federal
Railroad Administration, there have been 66 fatalities and 170 non-fatal train
accidents in the San Diego area in the past 10 years.

In addition to issuing citations to motorists and pedestrians who fail
to obey railroad-crossing laws, agencies participating in today's crackdown are
expected to hand out fliers designed to educate the public about railway

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