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.
From 2005 to 2010, the national number of pedestrians struck and killed by distracted drivers went up from 344 to 500 – an almost 50 percent increase. For cyclists, the numbers killed went from 56 to 73 — a 30 percent increase.
Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) April 8 launched a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign called "See Tracks? Think Train!" which aims to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks by highlight...
Automakers are working on technology that could cut down on the number of pedestrians hit by distracted drivers—or on the number of distracted pedestrians who walk in front of cars. It's a warning system that uses GPS systems on sma...
A female pedestrian who was hit and killed by a light-rail train Sunday morning may not have seen or heard the train because she was wearing headphones, transit officials said.