trespassing deaths grew 11 percent last year, to 476. And the number of deaths in accidents increased nearly 8 percent, to 250 according to
Railroad officials aren't sure why the increase, but Operation Lifesaver CEO Joyce Rose says it might be a side effect of distracted driving caused by smartphones and other electronic devices.
You will soon be seeing new "See Tracks? Think Train" commercials, backed by the Association of American Railroads trade group, major railroads and the Federal Railroad Administration.