CP police conduct a radar-enforced safety blitz at the Dougall Avenue and McDougall
3 May 2011
Rail Police Can Give You a Ticket
Windsor Ontario - Canadian Pacific police officers are conducting safety blitzes at some railway crossings in Windsor, Ontario, and
across the country this week.
They're hoping to raise awareness about railway safety during National Railway Safety Week.
CP spokesman Randy Marsh said people don't appreciate how difficult it is for a train to stop.
CP Rail Police patrol and protect railway properties and enforce traffic laws at railway crossings. "A fully-loaded freight train can take over a mile to
stop," said Marsh. "The best opportunity for people to avoid an accident is to stay away."
CP police were concentrating their efforts at the Dougall Avenue and McDougall Avenue crossings, radar gun in hand, on Tuesday morning.
CP police have full federal and provincial powers, including the power of arrest. They carry weapons and issue tickets.
For the most part, they patrol and protect railway properties and enforce traffic laws at railway crossings.