Task Force Targets Train Track Trespassers
updated: May 20, 2014, 8:28 PM
By John Palminteri
A crackdown is underway this week in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and
Oxnard. So far, there have been both tickets and arrests. Pedestrians who go
over the tracks when the crossing arms are down, are violating the laws
according to Union Pacific. They also say drivers, especially on Montecito St.
in Santa Barbara, are known to go around the crossing arms while the train is in
the station. With two tracks in the area, another train could still be coming
through, and the risks are very high. Today several citations were written and
one trespasser was arrested for possession of drugs. They also have the
Operation Lifesaver information table set up with pamphlets and tips that help
you walk and drive safely near the tracks. Be smart and safe around the train
tracks - always!
|| Does anyone know what caused five Santa Barbara patrol cars to be grouped on Modoc
Road at the Palermo intersection about 3:00 today?
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