Canada: Public-Rail Safety Week wraps-up

6 May

See Tracks? Think Train! was the core message of Canada’s Public-Rail Safety Week that wrapped-up on May 4th, 2014 having attracted nation-wide media interest

Throughout the week, Operation Lifesaver Canada partnered with supporters of the initiative to promote rail safety through a variety of activities such as crossing blitzes, mock collisions, and school presentations. All of which are proven to be successful when sharing the message of rail safety.

Public-Rail Safety Week is an annual reminder that rail safety remains an issue in Canada. Operation Lifesaver Canada closely track rail safety data on crossing collisions, trespassing incidents, fatalities, and serious injuries. This year a very informative infographic highlighted some of the most notable data.

LXinfoImage1247-Rail Safety Week infographic

The message from Operation Lifesaver Canada was that ehind these incidents are real people. Those who are killed or injured are not the only ones who lose – so do rail workers and families who are forever changed by an individual’s loss. Don’t become a part of this rail safety story. This Public-Rail Safety Week, learn what it takes to stay alive around the tracks. In short, get the rail safety conversation started.

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