(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares the following:
(1) Rail transit traffic safety programs are necessary to educate the public about the potential for harm and injury arising from an individual’s disregard for, and violation of, rail-related traffic safety laws, and to increase the consequences for those persons violating rail-related traffic safety laws.
(2) Currently, there does not exist a unified statewide system to deal with the ever increasing problem of rail-related traffic safety violators, and to provide a method of educating the public.
(b) In each county with a population greater than 500,000 in which a transportation commission or authority has been established and it owns or operates rail transit facilities, the commission or authority may provide and disseminate appropriate educational materials to traffic schools to aid in reducing the number of rail-related traffic accidents, including, but not limited to, a film developed or caused to be developed by the transportation commission or authority on rail transit safety.
(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 722, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1994.)
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