Table 2-12: Warning Devices at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings: 2000

Table 2-12: Warning Devices at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings: 2000

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  Alabama United States
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 3,481 100.0 155,370 100.0
Cross bucks 1,467 42.1 71,468 46.0
Gates 502 14.4 34,296 22.1
Flashing lights 616 17.7 27,100 17.4
Stop signs 728 20.9 11,630 7.5
Unknown 121 3.5 5,253 3.4
Special warning 25 0.7 3,723 2.4
HWTS, WW, bells 14 0.4 1,417 0.9
Other 8 0.2 483 0.3

KEY: HWTS = highway traffic signals, WW = wigwags.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railway Administration, Office of Railway Safety, Railroad Safety Statistics Annual Report 2000, Washington, DC: 2001, table 9-4, available at http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety as of Nov. 21, 2001.