More likely than not, you won’t be stopped on the road by a train. Depending on where you live, you’re not going to see as many trains as advertised.
In Nevada, for example, I cross railroads every day and have only been stopped once. It’s not a recurring theme, nor is it that much of a problem.
But there have been cases of cars stalling on railroad tracks. It’s a terrible spot to be in, especially if you can’t get out to avoid any further oncoming trains. Fortunately, this will tell you what to do if your car stalls on train tracks.
Again, chances are this won’t happen to you (knock on wood) but it’s better to be safe than sorry, especially in situations like this. Check out these tips if you’re ever caught in the middle of a railroad track.
Get out of the car immediately
If you have a family riding with you, please act as quickly as possible. If a train has just passed, you’ll have plenty of time to push the car off of the tracks and into safety. If you’re having difficulty moving the car, still get out of the car, get yourself and others to safety away from the tracks and call 911.
Take all important documents/belongings with you
Please don’t leave your puppy in the car. That would be very sad. And if possible, get all backpacks and important paperwork out of the vehicle like registration and insurance for immediate showing to the proper authorities. It’ll save you and your family plenty of time.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If you’re the lone car on the train tracks, there’s a good chance the people behind you won’t hesitate to help you out. Don’t take on this task by yourself. It takes more than one, even two people to get a car out of trouble. Good people will be sure to take on good deeds.
Hopefully this situation never happens to you, and surely, your friendly Lexington-area Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership doesn’t want that to happen, either. If this is a sign that it’s time to get a new car, don’t worry. Look at getting a new 2015 Dodge Charger, for example. Take advantage of an MSRP on a 2015 Dodge Charger for as little as $32,000 before discounts. Don’t forget about the 2015 Dodge Charger safety features, like the Hill Start Assist and the all-speed traction control.