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Operation Lifesaver To Warn Of Railroad Crossing Dangers Friday

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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -

The Operation Lifesaver campaign will place law enforcement at railroad crossings from Greenville to Charlotte on Friday to warn drivers and pedestrians about the dangers of trains.

Organizers say too many drivers go around gates, and pedestrians may not be paying attention.

Janice Cowen said, "When you come up to any crossing, you need to expect a train a track anytime of the day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all year long".

Spartanburg County has the most accidents in South Carolina. Greenville is number five on the list. Cherokee County ranks 7th.

Campaign organizers say you're 20 times more likely to die in a crash with a train than any other type of accident.

7 On Your Side wanted to know What's Working with Operation Lifesaver. When it started in 1979. there were 260 car vs. train accidents. In 2012 that number was down to 59.

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