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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  North Carolina United States
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 4,508 100.0 155,370 100.0
Cross bucks 1,974 43.8 71,468 46.0
Gates 1,432 31.8 34,296 22.1
Flashing lights 683 15.2 27,100 17.4
Stop signs 58 1.3 11,630 7.5
Unknown 189 4.2 5,253 3.4
Special warning 145 3.2 3,723 2.4
HWTS, WW, bells 21 0.5 1,417 0.9
Other 6 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.