Raising Public Awareness to help prevent deaths and injuries at railroad crossings and ALONG railways.
The DRSC is proud to announce that Hilary Konczal, Metra's Chief Safety and Environmental Director, and Lou Jogmen, Deputy Chief of Police at the Park Ridge Police Department, have agreed to serve on the organization's Board of Directors. Their insightful perspectives and profound work experience will enhance the ability of the DRSC to achieve its goal of preventing deaths and injuries at railroad crossings and along railways.
Quad gates at hinsdale, il
The gates have started to lower as a train approaches.
The entry gates (NEAR right and FAR left) are lower than the exit gates (FAR right and NEAR left). This gives any motor vehicles who were on the crossing when the gates activated a longer time to safely exit.
When fully lowered, approaching motor vehicles are unable to zip-zag around the gates into the path of the train.
Once the train clears the crossing circuit, the EXIT gates lift before the ENTRY gates so motor vehicles can safely pass over the crossing.
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