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Bakersfield Police Department cracking down on illegal railroad crossings this week

Railroad Crossing
Posted at 8:51 AM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 11:51:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif — The Bakersfield Police Department is cracking down on illegal railroad crossings this week as part of the nationwide Operation Clear Track campaign.

Along with the Amtrak Police Department and nonprofit operation Lifesaver - BPD will join more than 600 law enforcement agencies to raise awareness about railroad crossing and trespassing laws. The department said the agencies will also raise the enforcement of railroad crossings, known as rail safety detail.

Officers will be stationed at specific railroad crossing locations and will be issuing citations or warnings to any lawbreakers. Officers will also be handing out railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians.