Why have fatalities alongside SunRail tracks spiked in 2017?
- 5 deaths alongside SunRail tracks in 2017
- SunRail, FDOT is on the lookout for methods to forestall deaths
- Practice Security Consciousness Week in September
5 individuals have died whereas crossing the SunRail tracks thus far this yr. This was one of many subjects mentioned on the Central Florida Commuter Rail Fee assembly in Downtown Orlando on Wednesday.
The newest fatality occurred on Aug. 28 in Seminole County, in accordance with SunRail spokesperson Steve Olsen.
SunRail officers say they’re wanting on the drawback intently. Two of the 5 deaths have been suicides, however general they’re engaged on security campaigns and implementing security measures aimed toward slicing down on pedestrian entry to the tracks.
SunRail’s first pedestrian fatality occurred again in August of 2014. For the subsequent two years, there have been no deadly pedestrian accidents.
Olson says SunRail is taking this example critically and they’re on the lookout for methods to maintain individuals off of the tracks.
That features security campaigns they’ve launched on social media and billboards, warning individuals to avoid the tracks. They may even launch Practice Security Consciousness Week over the past week in September.
SunRail may even launch a $four hundred,000 undertaking to put in fencing in 12 separate areas in December in an try and maintain pedestrians protected.