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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  Illinois United States
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 8,726 100.0 155,370 100.0
Cross bucks 3,548 40.7 71,468 46.0
Gates 2,296 26.3 34,296 22.1
Flashing lights 2,327 26.7 27,100 17.4
Stop signs 60 0.7 11,630 7.5
Unknown 242 2.8 5,253 3.4
Special warning 159 1.8 3,723 2.4
HWTS, WW, bells 92 1.1 1,417 0.9
Other 2 <0.1 483 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.