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Union Pacific warns against crossing railroad tracks

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Some people are now facing fines after driving around the arms of a railroad crossing.

Union Pacific said not only is this extremely dangerous but illegal.

The arms of the crossing go down to warn and protect drivers from an oncoming train.

The arms go down about 30 seconds before a train is coming.

Union Pacific said even if the conductor can see you there often isn't enough time them to stop.

It takes about a mile for a train to stop even after the emergency brake has been pulled.

And those who have dared to cross the arms after they have gone down, haven't often lived to tell the story.

The fee for driving around the arms is over 300 dollars.

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