The Department of Transportation says that "[a]lthough rail incidents have declined over the last 10 years, railroad crossing fatalities spiked in 2014. [And in 2016] alone, 232 people died in railroad crossing accidents, and approximately every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States." So, DOT is doing a $7 million ad campaign. The government could also demand that railroads install automatic lights and gates (as opposed to just signs) at more high-risk railroad crossings. That would save lives.
To view a DOT rail safety ad, click here or on the embedded video below.