2010 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 50 - Uniform Classified and Commercial Driver License Act
Part 4 - Commercial Driver Licenses
55-50-412 - Approaching and driving over a railroad highway grade crossing.

55-50-412. Approaching and driving over a railroad highway grade crossing.

(a)  It is unlawful for the operator of a commercial motor vehicle to fail to:

     (1)  Slow down and check that the railroad highway grade crossing is clear of an approaching train, if the driver is not required by § 55-8-147 to always stop at the crossing;

     (2)  Stop before reaching the railroad highway grade crossing, if the tracks are not clear, if the driver is not required to always stop, pursuant to § 55-8-147;

     (3)  Have sufficient space to drive completely through the railroad highway grade crossing without stopping; or

     (4)  Negotiate a railroad highway grade crossing because of insufficient undercarriage clearance.

(b)  A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine only.

[Acts 2001, ch. 110, § 4.]  

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