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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  Virginia United States
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 2,053 100.0 155,370 100.0
Cross bucks 524 25.5 71,468 46.0
Gates 913 44.5 34,296 22.1
Flashing lights 489 23.8 27,100 17.4
Stop signs 11 0.5 11,630 7.5
Unknown 50 2.4 5,253 3.4
Special warning 60 2.9 3,723 2.4
HWTS, WW, bells 6 0.3 1,417 0.9
Other 0 0.0 483 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.