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Nationwide Study of Train Whistle Bans

Document Series
Technical Reports
Subject Grade Crossing Modeling and Simulation, Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, Train Horn Noise
Guidance on the Quiet Zone Creation Process

A national study examined the accident histories of grade crossings with whistle bans. Findings suggest that whistle bans increase the risk of accidents at crossings.

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Last updated: Saturday, April 1, 1995