Have you noticed a trend in people taking pictures of their kids on railroad tracks and posting them on Instagram and Facebook?  It turns out, they're breaking the law.

Standing on train tracks can be dangerous.  I know...it's a shocking development.  I'm not going to post examples of people in West Michigan doing this.  I don't want to throw them under the bus...or train if you will.  According to Legislature.MI.Gov,

Act 354 of 1993
462.273 Walking, riding, driving, or being upon or along right-of-way or yard; permission required; “right-of-way” defined; being upon, entering, or damaging buildings, rolling stock, or equipment; applicability of section; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.

Basically, it is illegal to sit, stand, park or drive on railroad tracks except for areas that are clearly marked for crossing.



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