Did you know that in 25% of the crashes occurring at highway-rail crossings — people actually run into the side of the train? It’s true! Often, it’s because the driver is going too fast for conditions, such as darkness, rainy weather or fog. As the days get shorter and more people drive home in the dark, it’s important to always stay alert around rail tracks.

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has put together a great list of helpful tips and facts about staying safe.   Read more about rail safety here.