Why do trains sound their horns?
In response to an increase in nighttime collisions at locations with state whistle bans, a federal law was developed (finalized in 2005) that requires trains to sound their horns as they approach all public crossings.

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1. What is a Quiet Zone?
2. Why do trains sound their horns?
3. Why are train horns so loud?
4. How many trains drive through downtown Battle Creek?
5. What types of safety improvements are required to create a Quiet Zone?
6. Why is the city closing the Division, Fountain and Spencer Street crossings?
7. When will Battle Creek's Quiet Zone be in place?
8. How will you pay for the Quiet Zone?
9. Will trains ever sound their horns at Quiet Zone crossings?
10. How can I learn more about Quiet Zones?