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Pushing Train Safety

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Since 2009, there have been 116 vehicle and train collisions in North Dakota.

Today, the North Dakota Safety Council did the ride-along portion of their Bakken Rail Safety Blitz to try and lower this number in years to come.

Reserve Deputy Gary Groce got aboard an Amtrak train today to ride with the engineer and watch for vehicles crossing illegally.

Other sheriffs rode along side the trains on nearby roads to address the issue from there.

Groce says that with the rising population in the state, train safety is becoming more of a pertinent cause to be aware of.

(Gary Groce, Reserved Deputy) "We're starting to see more and more of it because there's more traffic in North Dakota, especially from about here west. There are train collisions with vehicles that are either stalled on the tracks, or trying to cross illegally. Just to create an awareness with law enforcement and with the people that it is dangerous to cross where you shouldn't."

The Bakken Train Safety Blitz will continue with classroom presentations throughout the state until Thursday.

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