Officer on train to enforce traffic laws
With two engines coupled together, state troopers and police officers from Pocatello, Blackfoot, Shelley and Idaho Falls rode the rails on Monday to help enforce train safety. As a vehicle was spotted crossing the grading when the lights were flashing red and the train engineer was using his whistle, the police spotter would notify his or her fellow officers to stop the vehicle.
By enforcing the law, the aim of Idaho Operation Lifesaver is to help vehicles and pedestrians to remain safe.
Travis Campbell, State Coordinator of Idaho Operation Lifesaver, said, "The mission of Operation Lifesaver is to decrease the number of people killed or seriously injured because of train-vehicle accidents. It is the motorist's responsibility to look for a train."
For the complete story, read the Tuesday, March 21, edition of the Morning News.