According to the National Safety Council, an average freight train traveling 55 mph will continue for the length of 18 football fields (1800 yards, 5400 feet, or 1.02 miles) after hitting the brakes. For a light rail train traveling the same speed, it takes only 600 feet to stop. A lightweight passenger car can stop in just 200 feet. Check out more safety tips here.
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