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Law Enforcement Agencies Recognized


The Federal Railroad Administration recognized a number of law enforcement agencies in Porter County on Wednesday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m., for their efforts in prevention of deaths at railroad grade crossings in the county for the past two years.  The Federal Railroad Administration (FDR) is empowered through the rail safety act of 1970 to enforce the laws and regulations established through congressional mandate that affect railroad safety and the general public.  As part of this mandate, the FRA compiles statistics and tracks the trends of highway-rail grade crossing crashes and trespasser deaths and injuries associated with non compliance with State motor vehicle statutes and trespasser laws. 

According to FRA data, Porter County, Indiana is the safest county in Northwest Indiana.  The data indicates that for two consecutive years, 2005 and 2006, law enforcement’s enforcement and educational efforts have contributed to an accident free county.  Considering the high volume of rail traffic within this corridor, the FRA will acknowledge law enforcement’s efforts.




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