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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  Maryland United States
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 688 100.0 155,370 100.0
Cross bucks 254 36.9 71,468 46.0
Gates 104 15.1 34,296 22.1
Flashing lights 208 30.2 27,100 17.4
Stop signs 38 5.5 11,630 7.5
Unknown 34 4.9 5,253 3.4
Special warning 25 3.6 3,723 2.4
HWTS, WW, bells 23 3.3 1,417 0.9
Other 2 0.3 483 0.3

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

SOURCES: 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.