(1) A person commits the offense of failure to stop for a railroad signal if the person fails to comply with any of the following requirements:
(a) A person who is driving a vehicle must stop the vehicle at a clearly marked stop line on the near side of a railroad crossing or, if there is no clearly marked stop line, not less than 15 feet nor more than 50 feet from the nearest rail of the crossing under any of the following circumstances:
(A) When a clearly visible electric or mechanical signal is given by a device that warns of the immediate approach of a railroad train.
(B) Upon the lowering of a crossing gate.
(C) When a signal given by a flagger or police officer indicates the approach or passage of a railroad train.
(D) When an approaching train is clearly visible and because of its nearness to the crossing is an immediate hazard.
(E) When an audible signal is given by an approaching railroad train because its speed or nearness to the crossing is an immediate hazard.
(b) A driver who has stopped for the passing of a train at a railroad grade crossing in accordance with the provisions of this section shall not proceed across the railroad tracks until the driver can do so safely.
(c) A person shall not drive any vehicle through, around or under a crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while the gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
(2) The offense described in this section, failure to stop for a railroad signal, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §648; 1985 c.16 §317; 1995 c.383 §71; 1997 c.249 §232; 2001 c.492 §3]Section: Previous 811.420 811.425 811.430 811.435 811.440 811.445 811.450 811.455 811.460 811.462 811.465 811.470 811.475 811.480 811.483 Next
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