Avoid roadwork zones altogether by using alternate routes, when you can. Actually, you don’t share the road with trains-you stop and let them have the right-of-way! You can stop your car suddenly but a train cant. Drivers must ALWAYS yield the right of way to trains because IT’S THE LAW. The average car weighs 3,000 pounds and the average loaded train weighs 12 million pounds! A train traveling at 55 miles per hour takes a full mile to stop. You are 30 times more likely to die in a collision with a train than with a car or even a large truck or bus. Over half of the train collisions with cars in America happen at crossroads with lights, bells, or gates and two-thirds of the crashes happen in full daylight. Why? Impatience- Drivers don’t want to wait the 30 seconds to minutes average time it takes for the train to pass through the intersection. They try to beat the train. Negligence - When drivers see a railroad crossing signor warning, they don’t respect the potential for danger they cross the tracks without looking, listening, or stopping. Most of the collisions occur within 25 miles of the driver’s home, suggesting that drivers KNEW the tracks were there and they were in the habit of crossing without looking.