Operation CARE Issues 12 Citations for Railroad Related Violations

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - The Odessa Police Department and the Union Pacific Railroad teamed up on a sting on Wednesday morning.

The two organizations teamed up for "Operation Care" or Crossing Accident Reduction Enforcement.

It's designed to raise public awareness about the dangers at railroad crossings.

From 7:00a.m.  to 11:00a.m., officers wrote up 12 citations for railroad related violations but ended up writing a lot more for other violations like no insurance, license or seat belts.

Officials just want everyone to be extra careful around these areas.

Highway-rail crossing collisions are the second leading cause of rail-related deaths.