The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), together with local law enforcement agencies and volunteers, will join together for community outreach during Train Safety Awareness Week - June 6 – 10, 2016.
The week’s activities will include a variety of efforts aimed at educating motorists, pedestrians and SunRail riders about rail safety, as well as demonstrating the dangers and penalties of breaking Florida laws around tracks. During the week, law enforcement will be posted at several railroad crossings in various communities, including key intersections in Orlando, Longwood and Lake Mary, and will issue citations or warnings for motorists who drive around gates or stop on the tracks, as well as to individuals trespassing on the tracks or railroad corridor.
Recognizing that many citizens do practice safe and law abiding behavior around tracks and trains, FDOT also will be distributing “Way to Go!” rewards, such as magnets and stickers, when they see someone practicing safe behavior around the railroad tracks.
Highlights of the week’s activities include:
For more information on the week’s activities, and for SunRail schedules and information, please visit SunRail.com.