Q. State Laws on Trains Blocking Highway Crossings


According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), there are no federal regulations on how long a train can block a crossing, but most states do have such regulations. Your state code should say what the time limit is for blocking roads. The code may be available on the web; if not, your local library should be able to find it either in print or in a commercial online database.

Findlaw is a good place to start looking for your state code.


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  • Last Updated Nov 15, 2016
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  • Answered By David Martin

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