Police ticket drivers near SunRail tracks in Maitland

Police enforce stopping before tracks after SunRail crashes into car

MAITLAND, Fla. - Maitland police cracked down on drivers near railroad tracks on Wednesday after a SunRail crash and many close calls.

Police issued 12 tickets to drivers in less than two hours that don't stop at the sign before the tracks on Horatio Avenue and Maitland Avenue.

The tickets are a moving violation, a $164 ticket and three points on your license.

The intersection is one block from where a SunRail train crashed into a car after a driver stalled on the tracks at Packwood Avenue and Maitland Avenue.

Local 6 reported about the intersection of Maitland Avenue and Horatio Avenue after people who work nearby said it's "much worse" than the intersection of Packwood Avenue and Maitland Avenue, in terms of drivers disobeying the law.

On Wednesday morning, Local 6 spotted several drivers blowing pass the stop bar, the white line painted on the ground where you're supposed to stop when approaching the railroad tracks when the light is red.

Local 6 also spotted several drivers stopping on the tracks.

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