Something stuck on the train tracks — a car full of teenagers, a damsel in distress, Marty McFly in a DeLorean — is a classic trope of cinema. But unlike many movie clichés, this one's actually common in real life. Trains strike thousands of vehicles every year, injuring and killing hundreds of people in the process. Fixing this problem is a challenge for a number of reasons, but a simple device devised by a Fermilab employee could be an easy step toward progress.
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Written by Ashley Hamer December 5, 2017
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