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Stopping on the Highway: Railroad Crossing

Railroad crossings and tracks are very dangerous to vehicles and pedestrians as well. A collision between a train and another, will not turn out well for the other. In addition to the law, basic common sense and a healthy sense of caution will serve a driver well when encountering a railroad crossing, where risks are to be avoided by default. Wisconsin law states as follows:

Wisconsin Railroad Crossing Accidents

Among the most tragic pedestrian accidents occur at railroad crossings. To sort out the liability afterward is no consolation to the victims; it is necessary for the law to deal with questions of responsibility. Rules of comparative negligence apply, but there are jury instructions that act as guideposts. Wisconsin laws for pedestrian right of way do not by default favor the pedestrian. Every situation is different and a pedestrian at a railroad crossing are found in WCJI 1337.5:

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