Many of the level crossing crashes involve a vehicle smacking into a car somewhere behind the locomotive, which will go completely un-noticed by the engineer, and there are no longer cabooses with the rear end crew to see something amiss.
San Diego police wrote 172 tickets for railroad crossing violations by drivers and pedestrians in five hours of enforcement. Excessive? Go step on a pop can. In proportion to the strength of the motor vehicle, the force exerted by the train exceeds the force of your stomp.
Stop. Look. Listen. Live. That is all.