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CA: Too Many Distracted Pedestrians Hit by Trains

March 18--Concerned about the growing number of people hit by trains, Sacramento Regional Transit launched a campaign Wednesday warning pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to focus more on their surroundings and less on their headphones, smartphones and text messaging. Several distracted pedestrians and cyclists have been killed when they walked or cut in front of light-rail trains in recent months, including a 15-year-old wearing earbuds who crossed the tracks despite warnings from lights and bells.
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