Public Utilities and Carriers

Railroad Crossings

SECTION 39-8-14

§ 39-8-14. Warning bells.

Every railroad corporation shall cause a bell of at least thirty-two (32) pounds in weight to be placed on each locomotive engine passing upon its road, and the bell shall be rung at a distance of at least eighty (80) rods from the place where the railroad crosses any turnpike, highway, or public way upon the same grade with the railroad, and shall be kept ringing until the engine has crossed the turnpike or road. No car or carriage for the transportation of passengers or freight over any railroad in this state shall be propelled across any highway, after the locomotive has been detached therefrom, unless a bell is rung or a whistle sounded at the crossing during the whole time the train is crossing the highway.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 187, § 11; G.L. 1909, ch. 215, § 14; G.L. 1923, ch. 251, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 124, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 39-8-14.)