U.S. Department of Transportation Launches 'Stop! Trains Can't'

This ad for the U.S. Department of Transportation does not beat around the bush. "Stop! Trains Can't" is the latest in a two-year effort by the DOT to reduce railroad crossing accidents.

The $7-million media buy targets 18- to 49-year-old men in California, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Mississippi, New Jersey, Arkansas and Arizona.

The 30-second spot urges drivers to wait at a railroad crossing, rather than try and beat the oncoming train. A train will eventually stop, about a mile after it's hit your vehicle, and this is when the emergency brake has been applied. Not worth it. The Tombras Group created the campaign.



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