STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — The deadly Metro-North crash Tuesday night highlights the dangers of railroad crossings and the need for commuters to know more about railroad safety procedures.
When it comes to riding the train, Jim Cameron, of the Commuter Action Group, said the best thing travelers can do is read and memorize the steps for opening emergency exits.
“Take a look around that car and notice where the emergency exits are,” Cameron told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “There’s signage in all those cars. Know how you open a window if there’s a problem. There are instructions that tell people how to do that.”