Quiet Zone not responsible for death

04/06/2014 6:04 PM

04/07/2014 10:35 AM

Re "Quiet Zone claims another life" (Letters, March 28): The Elk Grove Quiet Zone had nothing to do with the death of the 40-year-old on Calvine Road. The Federal Railroad Administration Quiet Zone rules require the crossings to be safer with a QZ or else they are not allowed.

Additionally, the engineer of the train has a responsibility to blow the horn any time they see a potential danger on the tracks. I am sure if you review the records you will find the horn was blown, but the individual either did not hear it or ignored it.

-- Mike Hodge, Galt

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