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Oklahoma cities start ticketing trains that block traffic (EDITORIAL)

Oklahoma cities start ticketing trains that block traffic (EDITORIAL)

Tulsa World
World's Editorial Writers
Aug 10, 2019

Police in Edmond were the first to take advantage of a new state law that allows local law enforcement to ticket trains that block public highways or streets for more than 10 minutes.

When a train stops in downtown Edmond, it typically blocks five crossings, Casey Moore, Edmond director of public relations, told Oklahoma City television station KWTV.

Under the new law, the train can be fined up to $1,000 after it has blocked traffic for 10 minutes. There are a number of exceptions within the law, including emergency situations.

Another citation was issued recently in Davis for a train that allegedly was stopped for 44 minutes and blocked three crossings, KWTV reports... FULL ARTICLE

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