§ 15-152. Obedience to signal indicating approach of railroad train.  

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  • (a)

    Whenever any person driving a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing the driver of such vehicle shall stop within fifty (50) feet, but not less than fifteen (15) feet, from the nearest rail of such railroad, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely.


    A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a train;


    A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a train;


    A railroad engine approaching within approximately fifteen hundred (1,500) feet of the highway crossing emits a signal audible from such distance and such engine, by reason of its speed or nearness to such crossing, is an immediate hazard;


    An approaching train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing.


    No person shall drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a grade crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.

(Ord. No. 7715, § 66, 8-4-77)

State law reference

Similar provisions, V.A.C.S. art. 6701d, § 86.