RULES OF THE ROAD
49-650. Moving heavy equipment at railroad grade crossings. (1) No person shall operate or move any crawler-type tractor, steam shovel, derrick, roller, or any equipment or structure having a normal operating speed of ten (10) or less miles per hour or a vertical body or load clearance of less than one-half (1/2) inch per foot of the distance between any two (2) adjacent axles or, in any event, of less than nine (9) inches, measured above the level surface of a highway, upon or across any tracks at a railroad grade crossing without first complying with this section.
(2) Notice of intended crossing shall be given to a station agent of the railroad and a reasonable time be given to the railroad to provide proper protection at the crossing.
(3) Before making the crossing, the person operating or moving the vehicle or equipment shall first stop not less than fifteen (15) feet nor more than fifty (50) feet from the nearest rail of the railroad and while so stopped shall listen and look in both directions along the track for any approaching train or other on-track equipment or for signals indicating the approach of a train or other on-track equipment and shall not proceed until the crossing can be made safely.
(4) No crossing shall be made when warning is given by automatic signal, crossing gates, a flagman, or otherwise of the immediate approach of a railroad train, car, or other on-track equipment. If a flagman is provided by the railroad, movement over the crossing shall be under his direction.
[49-650, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 177, p. 667; am. 2021, ch. 168, sec. 4, p. 472.]