Train derailments, collisions decline in 2007

March 19, 2008 8:33:23 AM PDT
Riding the rails is getting safer in Illinois. New federal data shows there were 26 fewer derailments and collisions last year. That is an 11-percent drop from 2006.

The federal government calls 2007 the safest year in freight railroad history.

Experts say remote control technology is reducing accidents.