New York’s Long Island Rail Road committed to cutting down on troubling trend of ‘gate crashing’

Motorists are often seen trying to beat the gates and the 800-ton train bearing down on them.

They don’t always make it. The LIRR has 296 railroad crossings. Some motorists are struck driving around the gates and others crash right through them.

In November, the number of gate crashings doubled — averaging four cars a week. Although none were struck by trains, 2018 saw an increase of just over seven percent.