Police increase train crossings security in wake of deadly crash

Police departments across the nation are being asked to issue more tickets at train crossings in the aftermath of the train collision in Valhalla that killed six people.



In the last five years, there have been more than 10,000 train and car collisions at railroad crossings.



Almost two months to the day of the deadly Valhalla crash, the MTA says police will be out in full force to catch any driver who breaks the rules.



Those rules include drivers who try to go around the gates, stop on the tracks or drive while distracted.



The daughters of the woman behind the wheel of the SUV in that Valhalla crash, Ellen Brody, spoke out for the first time on the "Today" show on Monday.



Danielle, Julia and Alexa Brody recounted the heartbreak when they heard their mom wasn't coming home.



The MTA says enhanced safety precautions will hopefully prevent another family from suffering such an enormous loss.


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