Every year, more than 2,100 North Americans are killed or seriously injured in railway crossing and trespassing incidents. Almost all of these incidents are preventable – but that starts with knowing how to act safely around tracks and trains. CP’s 18th Rail Safety Week starts today and runs through to the 27th and aims to share tips and educate the public on how to stay safe around rail lines. So what can we do?
- Engage your kids to play the CP RailSense video game aimed at teaching young children about rail safety.
- Engage with Operation Lifesaver’s #STOPTrackTragedies video campaign reminding Canadians “you can never go back” from taking risks around tracks and trains. The videos tell the personal stories of those affected by railway crossing and trespassing incidents, and will feature the voices of friends and family members impacted by rail incidents. Their reflections are important messages of what they would do differently, if given the chance.
- Take part in the Operation Lifesaver’s “Get on Board with Rail Safety” animation contest on September 23 giving youth an opportunity to showcase their animation talents and learn about rail safety. Operation Lifesaver (OL), a national not-for-profit dedicated to rail safety, has developed some easy-to-follow tips that will help protect you and your family and friends. You can find more rail safety tips and resources at operationlifesaver.ca and by following OL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.