Cross at Your Own Risk?

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A railroad crossing

Two signs on a railing crossing: tracks out of service and exempt

The two signs on this train crossing confused me. They seem somewhat contradictory. Given the potential outcomes of crossing train tracks when a train is approaching, I’d have thought the sign makers would have been more clear in their selection of words.

Or am I missing something?

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1 comment

  1. The “Exempt” sign has a specific meaning for drivers of vehicles like school buses and gasoline tank trucks that normally have to stop at all railroad tracks, even if the light isn’t flashing. They are exempt from having to stop at this crossing.

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