Railroad Safety Campaign is Underway
June 15, 2011
The Palatine Police Department has begun a railroad safety campaign for 2011. Police officers will be utilizing funds made available through the Illinois Commerce Commission and Operation Lifesaver to educate citizens and students about railroad safety and security. They also will be strategically enforcing motor vehicle and pedestrian laws at the various rail crossings in the Village during the morning and evening rush hours. Statistics gathered from the grant are used to analyze the effectiveness of education and enforcement efforts using the Public Education and Enforcement Research Study (PEERS). The public is reminded to always stop for flashing red lights at rail crossings regardless if they are on foot or in a vehicle. The key to survival at the rail crossing is to "Look, Listen, and Live". If you have any questions about the campaign, please contact Officer Baker or Officer Kaczorowski by calling 847-359-9000.