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Trains and Cars:
A True Underdog Story

Everyone loves an underdog. Who can resist the diminutive hero who overcomes impossible odds and emerges victorious against the big, powerful villain?

Unfortunately, when cars and trains square off, the underdog never wins, and the consequences are often fatal.

Since 2010, there have been nearly 350 accidents at railroad crossings. Approximately 30 percent resulted in fatalities.

The average train weighs 12 million pounds. Even in Texas, where everything’s bigger, the weight ratio of train to car is about 4,000-to-1. When the two collide, the result is similar to a car running over a soda can.

Here are some tips you can follow to stay on the safe side of the tracks when driving on personal or company business.

Consider the stats:

Forget what you think you know:

Practice safe behaviors:

Prepare for the worst-case scenario:

More resources:

Unfortunately, when cars and trains square off, the underdog never wins.