🚨It’s Rail Safety Week 🚨 Special Edition Signal – 9/19/2022
Subject: It’s Rail Safety Week Special Edition Signal – 9/19/2022
Most rail-related deaths are preventable.
About 95% of all rail-related deaths involve drivers at grade crossings or people trespassing on railroad tracks. With safe driver and pedestrian behavior, most of these deaths are preventable. We all have a role to play in preventing these tragedies. You can make a difference by participating in Operation Lifesaver’s (OLI’s) 5th Annual Rail Safety Week, which kicks off today.
Post a selfie wearing red and tag #RedOutForRailSafety on 9/23.
Railroads are committed to stopping track tragedies.
From virtual reality videos to national safety campaigns, the freight rail industry works every day to help keep drivers and pedestrians safe around railroad tracks. Although the grade crossing collision rate has dropped 39% since 2000, railroads will not rest until all track tragedies stop.
The best grade crossing is no grade crossing. 🙅
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act will help eliminate grade crossings. Use Go Rail’s 6-question survey to see if your community may be eligible for funding.
Life-saving Tips from OLI
- Always Expect a Train: Freight trains don’t travel at fixed times, and schedules for passenger trains often change. Always expect a train at each grade crossing intersection at any time.
- Right of Way: Trains have the right of way 100% of the time over emergency vehicles, cars, the police and pedestrians.
- Obey the Signs: Cross train tracks ONLY at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings and obey all warning signs and signals posted there.
- Trains are Quiet: Today’s modern, highly technological trains don’t produce that “clackety-clack” you see in old movies. Any approaching train is always closer and moving faster than you think.