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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  Washington United States
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 2,774 100.0 155,370 100.0
Cross bucks 1,383 49.9 71,468 46.0
Gates 550 19.8 34,296 22.1
Flashing lights 379 13.7 27,100 17.4
Stop signs 103 3.7 11,630 7.5
Unknown 280 10.1 5,253 3.4
Special warning 50 1.8 3,723 2.4
HWTS, WW, bells 27 1.0 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.