Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Always Wanted To Drive The Train

Killeen Police will accompany trains in order to stop people from violating Texas laws regarding railroad crossings. The "Officer On The Train" program is part of the Operation Lifesaver.
"You get to see a whole different light of how people run those red lights in front of trains and how trains can't stop on a dime. You have a lot of weight behind that engine," said Carroll Smith, police spokeswoman. "Just like when you're in a big vehicle, it's not as easy to stop behind a small vehicle when something pulls in front of you."

The officers on the train will alert officers patrolling the streets near the downtown railroad track about violators, and tickets will be given. Source: Killeen Daily Herald
But does the officer get to blow the train whistle?

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