More than a dozen cars were pulled over Wednesday during the latest "Cops on Rails" project, and some drivers were cited for more than ignoring railroad signals.
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway representative said officers issued citations for 15 crossing gate violations and 19 other traffic offenses.
Sedgwick County sheriff's Sgt. Wayne Ruffner said the other offenses included driving with a suspended license and driving without proof of insurance.
During the three-hour project, Sedgwick County sheriff's deputies rode a Burlington Northern train from 37th Street North to 47th Street South.
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Deputies alerted officers on the streets when they saw drivers ignoring crossing gates.
Wichita police and the Kansas Highway Patrol also participated in the project.
Ruffner said he hopes to see a Cops on Rails operation conducted every four months or so in Wichita.
"When it comes to a motor vehicle and train colliding, the motor vehicle loses every time," he said. "And you're going to have death or serious injury every time. That's the why we do it so often.
"The bottom line is trains can't stop on a dime, and they can't swerve to miss you. And trains always have the right of way."
During the last operation in May, officers wrote 40 tickets, 29 of which were for ignoring railroad signals.
Those failing to stop for trains can be fined $180 and ordered to pay $95 in court costs.