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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Save a Life, Respect Train Crossings


October 19, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Sidney Police and Union Pacific Railroad officials performed a drill Monday testing railroad crossing etiquette of local drivers.

The Sidney Police Department recently partnered with Union Pacific Railroad Police Officers to perform a Traffic Signal education drill at the railroad crossing on East Illinois Street.

The drill took place Monday afternoon. According to a release from the Sidney Police Department, officers made eight traffic stops in the 90-minute exercise. All of the stops were due to drivers not stopping for the train crossing, or for drivers proceeding through the crossing while the warning lights were activated. Authorities say all vehicles must come to a complete stop at railroad crossings when either...

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