Walking along railroad tracks is dangerous and can lead to serious injury or even death. While the number one priority, safety isn’t the only consideration – walking or playing on railroad tracks is trespassing on private property and can lead to a hefty fine, or even arrest. The strict rules are in the public’s best interest, as trains don’t follow a set schedule and can travel across the tracks at any given time. Remember: the only safe place to cross is at a designated public crossing with either a crossbuck, flashing red lights or a gate. Learn more about rail safety education at oli.org/.