Clearance Point [Railroad Operating Practices] Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 218.93 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B -- Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter II -- Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation; Part 218 -- Railroad Operating Practices; Subpart F -- Handling Equipment, Switches, and Fixed Derails], clearance point means “the location near a turnout beyond which it is unsafe for passage on an adjacent track(s). Where a person is permitted by a railroad's operating rules to ride the side of a car, a clearance point shall accommodate a person riding the side of a car.”