|Posted:||March 21, 2019 03:29 PM|
|From:||Representative Stephen Barrar|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Increasing Railroad Penalty|
In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation that would amend Title 75 (Vehicle Code) to increase the penalty for railroad trains blocking a crossing from $25 to $500.
Under current law, any person or government agency shall not prevent the vehicular use of a roadway for a period of time in excess of five consecutive minutes except under the following circumstances:
Including a much steeper penalty in law for a violation will incentivize operators of railroad trains to be more proactive in ensuring that crossings in roadways are not blocked and jeopardizing the ability for emergency responders to provide emergency services when time is of the essence.
Please consider joining me in sponsoring this legislation.
Introduced as HB1340