Rail Safety

 

In recent years, Park Ridge has seen its share of unfortunate incidents related to the same tracks that provide many people a safe and efficient passage to work everyday. Unfortunately lives have been lost, and injuries have occurred due to improper crossing, or illegal crossing by pedestrians at unsanctioned crossings. Throughout recent years the Park Ridge Police have made numerous efforts to promote rail safety awareness, and have distributed awareness information and warnings to pedestrians and motorists. During the upcoming months, the Park Ridge Police will be increasing its efforts to promote rail safety and will be vigorously enforcing laws pertaining to crossings for both pedestrians and motor vehicles. The Park Ridge Police Department in cooperation with Operation Lifesaver, received part of a nationwide grant for an increase in enforcement and awareness. Officers assigned to rail grade crossings will work with commuters to improve the overall safety at the various crossings through the City of Park Ridge. If you would like more information on laws regarding rail crossings, or would like an office or group presentation please contact Park Ridge Police Community Relations at 847-318-5233. Information about rail crossing safety may be obtained at the Operation Lifesaver website: www.oli.org/.
 
PEDESTRIAN DUTIES
11-1011 (b) No Pedestrian shall pass through, around, over or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed. Mandatory $250.00 fine or 25 hours of community service for a first violation, and a $500.00 fine for a second or subsequent violation.
 
OBEDIENCE TO SIGNAL INDICATING APPROACH OF TRAIN
11-1201 (b) No person shall drive any vehicle through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed. Mandatory $250.00 fine for a first violation, and a $500.00 fine for all subsequent violations.
 

Contact Information

Phone (847) 318-5252
Fax (847) 318-5308

200 S Vine Ave
Park Ridge IL 60068-6000

info@parkridgepolice.org


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