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S.F. No. 1407 - Adding On-Track Railroad Equipment to Railroad Crossing Law
Author: Senator Mark Johnson
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
Date: February 22, 2019


S.F. No. 1407 adds on-track equipment to several provisions relating to crossing railroad tracks. On-track equipment is treated the same way as railroad trains.

Section 1.  Requirements.  Drivers must stop at a railroad crossing for on-track equipment in the same manner as for trains.

Section 2. Pedestrians; penalty. A pedestrian must not enter or walk along a track or crossing when on-track equipment is present.

Section 3.  Certain vehicles to stop at railroad crossing.  Requires busses and other vehicles for hire to stop, listen, and look at railroad track for the approach of on-track equipment. On-track equipment must not proceed across an exempt crossing unless a person is present to warn traffic.

Section 4.  Crossing railroad tracks with certain equipment.  Requires drivers of tractors or other slow-moving equipment to stop, listen, and look for when on-track equipment at railroad crossings.


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