By: Arnold Wyrick
You're 20 times more likely to die in a crash with a train than you are to die in an automobile crash. "The worst area in the country for crossing collisions is in the State of Texas. But, Illinois is number two in the whole country," Schumacher said.
Along with the increased speeds of the trains, comes much longer stopping distances. "At 50 mph it'll take almost a mile to stop a 100-car freight train. At the current 15 mph they can stop in about half-a-mile."