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Lesson #38 Railroad Training


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  • 1. 
          What passive signs could you see at a railroad crossing?
    • A. 

      Do not stop on tracks

    • B. 

      Tracks out of service

    • C. 

      Exempt

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What is an active signal device at a  railroad crossing
    • A. 

      A crossing with a high volume of trains going by

    • B. 

      Electronically power equipment, including gates, lights, & bells

    • C. 

      A crossing manned with a railroad worker 24hrs a day to stop vehicle traffic

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
          When you come up to a railroad crossing the TRAIN has the right of way, why?
    • A. 

      The train can take up to a mile or 18 football fields to stop

    • B. 

      The train is bigger than you and size always has the right of way

    • C. 

      Both a & b

    • D. 

      You do you are more maneuverable than the train

  • 4. 
          Freight trains don’t always follow schedules and passenger trains schedules train, therefore drivers must
    • A. 

      Call the railroad company and find out when the trains are running

    • B. 

      Don’t worry about the trains you can hear and see them a mile away

    • C. 

      Always expect a train

    • D. 

      Don’t worry about the trains the gates and lights will block your access

  • 5. 
         1.      FIVE ALIVE SAFETY DRILL step include Step 1 - Approach with care Step 2 - Alert occupants for quiet Step 3 – Stop no closer than 15 feet from the tracks                                                                i.      Open windows and doors                                                              ii.      Look both ways                                                             iii.      Look and listen for the train      Step 4 – Double take - look again in both directions     Step 5 would then be to  
    • A. 

      Go – Cross with care and switch gears if addition speed is needed

    • B. 

      Go – Cross with care and blow the horn to warn others you are on the track

    • C. 

      Go – Cross with care and do not shift gears while crossing

    • D. 

      Go – As fast as you can cross the tracks to spend as little time on them as possible

  • 6. 
          Before resuming travel
    • A. 

      Make sure there is enough room on the other side of the tracks for your whole vehicle

    • B. 

      Look beyond the tracks to see if there is traffic congestion, or a signal or STOP signal at the highway intersection up ahead

    • C. 

      Check the crossing signals on final time before proceeding

    • D. 

      All of the above