Why do federal, state and local agencies fail to bend every effort towards the elimination of all important grade crossings at railroads? With present day traffic, both on the railroads and on the highway, and the fine roads coupled with the motorist's desire to save time, every crossing is an important factor in our daily lives and the safety of our people. One of the main obstacles to progress is probably the fact that the entire law concerning grade crossing separations is in a state of chaos. The purpose of all this critical comment is to lay the groundwork for suggestions for code corrections. It is well to outline a procedure and form in order to see if a basic code cannot be evolved,a code which can be used not only in Ohio, but in any other state.
John M. Heffelfinger, Elimination of Railroad Grade Crossings, 7 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 173 (1958)