On Tuesday, during Rail Safety Week, the Delaware State Police will join Amtrak police and more than 600 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement departments for “Operation Clear Track,” which will raise awareness and enforce railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws in 48 states.
Operation Clear Track is the largest law enforcement railroad safety operation in the country.
During the initiative, law enforcement personnel will be stationed at targeted railroad crossings and other locations, handing out safety cards and issuing warnings and citations to violators.
The goal is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness.
DSP will conduct an enforcement campaign between 9 a.m. and noon on River Road, near Delaware City and Wrangle Hill Road, just west of Willamette Drive.
The Milford Police Department will participate, as well. Operations there will be held on McCoy Street, South DuPont Boulevard, South Walnut Street and Lakeview Avenue.
Federal statistics show that every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. Operation Clear Track is an effort by Operation Lifesaver, Amtrak police and law enforcement partners across the nation.