Corinth, MS: Increased train speed to make crossings safer

15 Jul

An increase in line speed from 25mph to 40mph will improve safety at level crossing of the Norfolk Southern east-west line through Corinth. This is because at lower speeds there is a greater temptation to cross after alarms and stop lights have started to warn of an approaching train. This plays through the mental model that the extended wait while a long train crosses is worth running the lights, particularly as a slow train won’t harm you – a falsehood if ever there was one.

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