MISHAWAKA, Ind. - It’s Rail Safety Week in Indiana, and officers in Michiana are working to spread the word.
The Mishawaka Police Department has already stepped up their patrols around railroad tracks in response to several pedestrian deaths this year.
Crews will install new signs at all six railroad crossings in Mishawaka, warning pedestrians of the dangers on the tracks.
Cpl. Jeffery Price, of the Mishawaka Police Department, says, “St. Joseph County is one of the top counties in the state of Indiana when it comes to incidents regarding trespassing and people not paying attention to lighted crossing signals at the crossing.”
Officials are concerned that folks of all ages are walking along the tracks.