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New Braunfels Police Teams Up With Union Pacific

New Braunfels Police Teams Up With Union Pacific
Posted July 18th, 2013 @ 4:00am by Stephanie Narvaez

     The New Braunfels Police Department’s Traffic Division is teaming up with the Union Pacific Railroad to help crack down on drivers ignoring railroad crossings.

      Operation C.A.R.E.S. (Crossing Accident Reduction Education and Safety) will give local law enforcement a better understanding of what the conductor of the trains sees on a regular basis, spokesperson for Union Pacific, Mark Davis said.

      “We'll have one officer that will actually be riding on the train,” Davis said. “If he sees a driver disregarding the railroad crossing then he radios to the officer on the ground and then that person then is pulled over.”

     Based on the community’s needs will determine where and how often the police officers will be set up, Davis said.

      “The team up will really help the public become more aware of the warning signs and laws,” he said. “It will have a significant impact on driver’s behaviors.”


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