Norfolk Police bring attention to railroad safety through viral Facebook video

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NORFOLK, Va. (WFXR) — The Norfolk Police Department decided to “C’mon n’ Ride it” when it comes to Rail Safety.

On the Facebook page, two officers decided to show off their dance moves but also bring attention to railroad safety as part of Operation Clear Track. The officers posted it to the Facebook page on Tuesday, Sept. 21, which is embedded below.

The video has already seen over 20,000 views since it was posted.

During Operation Clear Track, law enforcement agencies are encouraged to post life-saving grade crossing safety and trespass prevention information for drivers and pedestrians.

Rail Safety Week runs from Monday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 26. This initiative has been running since 2017 as a way to help educate and empower the public to make safe decisions around trains and tracks. It also helps bring awareness to the need for rail safety education.

According to Operation Lifesaver, every three hours a person or a car is hit by a train in the U.S. The website also states that more than 2,100 people are injured or killed in crossing and trespassing incidents and more than 50 percent of collisions occur at crossings equipped with lights and/or gates.

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