News Archives: 2016

5 tips for surviving the roads this holiday season

Canada Safety Council’s National Safe Driving Week kicks off tomorrow – a timely reminder as we head into the busy holiday season.

With roads crowded with frenzied shoppers, and parties on heavy rotation from now until the New Year, let’s take a moment to drive home some safe driving tips as they pertain to rail safety, winter and ensuring you make it home for the holidays—safely.… Read More

Don’t let a train tunnel take you out

Nothing beats the thrill of adrenaline that surges through your body when you do something new, exciting and a little scary. It could be zip-lining through the forest, snowboarding in the backcountry, base-jumping in the mountains, or mountain biking down a gnarly trail—all activities of choice for adrenaline junkies.… Read More

Today, #RememberRoadVictims, and drive rail safe with these tips

The stats are alarming. According to the National Day of Remembrance website:

On average, five people die on Canada’s roads each day.”

Today is National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims and a sobering reminder to all of us of the dangers we face when we get behind the wheel.… Read More

A rail safety warning from CN Chief of Police Stephen Covey

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight an important rail safety message from a valued Operation Lifesaver partner, CN Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, Stephen Covey. A man who is no stranger to sharing the message of rail safety in his day-to-day work, Stephen’s message rings true:

“Rail safety is a shared responsibility.”

Please remember Stephen’s advice and help us spread the lifesaving message of rail safety by passing it on.… Read More

Straight up: Trains can kill you!

Time and time again we see too many risking their lives and ending up in the path of an oncoming train. The misconceptions that you can get out of the way in time or that it’s okay to take a shortcut over the tracks are false.… Read More

There’s no way around it —railway tracks are for trains only!

Running late—it happens to all of us. Whether you’re trying to get to school, work or meeting up with friends, no one really wants to be late. And when you find yourself running behind, it’s hard to think about anything else.… Read More

#GetHomeSafe: Know what to do when you’re behind the wheel and near the tracks!

So you’re ready to hit the road, behind the wheel, solo, for the first time. You call up your buddies and plan for a night of good times.

Your mom tells you to be careful, and hands over the keys… You’re thinking, you’ve got this, and roll out the door.… Read More

A rail safety message from VIA Rail’s Jean Tierney

We would like to introduce you to Jean Tierney, Senior Director, Safety, Security and Risk Management at VIA Rail Canada. Jean is a strong champion of rail safety and Operation Lifesaver supporter. For this week’s post we asked her to share some lifesaving rail safety wisdom.… Read More

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