SPECTRUM NEWS VIDEO: Volunteers and law enforcement officials teamed up as part of the first ever National Rail Safety Week.

As part of the event, Operation Clear Tracks took place. Officers patrolled busy rail crossings to hand out informational packets to motorists and pedestrians.

Every three hours in the US a train hits a car or a person and rail officials say all of those are preventable. They remind people that when the blinking red lights are on you should stay back away from the crossing.

Also as part of the week, they will be visiting schools to speak with students about Rail Safety.