On Tuesday, September 21, 2021 during Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 20-26, Newark Police will join with Amtrak Police and more than 600 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement agencies for “Operation Clear Track” to raise awareness and enforce railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws in 48 states across the U.S. “Operation Clear Track” is the largest single law enforcement railroad safety operation in the U.S.
During “Operation Clear Track,” Newark police officers will be stationed at targeted railroad grade crossings and other locations handing out railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians and issuing warnings and citations to violators. The goal of Rail Safety Week’s Operation Clear Track is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness.
WHAT: “Operation Clear Track” Enforcement/Education event
WHEN: Tuesday, September 21 (rain date Wednesday, September 22)
WHERE: Grade crossings on North College Avenue, New London Road and West Main Street, Newark
WHY: Federal statistics show that every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. “Operation Clear Track” is an effort by Operation Lifesaver Inc., Amtrak Police and law enforcement partners across the nation to raise awareness of the need for caution near railroad tracks and trains during Rail Safety Week, held September 20-26, 2021, in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
MORE INFO: Visit the Rail Safety Week landing page and Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s website for safety tips and statistics Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or MediaRelations@amtrak.com for more information on “Operation Clear Track.”