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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  West Virginia United States
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 1,607 100.0 155,370 100.0
Cross bucks 724 45.1 71,468 46.0
Gates 227 14.1 34,296 22.1
Flashing lights 455 28.3 27,100 17.4
Stop signs 28 1.7 11,630 7.5
Unknown 137 8.5 5,253 3.4
Special warning 18 1.1 3,723 2.4
HWTS, WW, bells 9 0.6 1,417 0.9
Other 9 0.6 483 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.