News Archives: 2016

April 2016 Rail Safety Stats and Trends

For detailed statistics, visit our Facts & Stats section!

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Deadly Train Fact #5: Climbing on a train could cost you everything

Think climbing on railway property is safe? Think again.

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Tips to be safe behind the wheel – around the tracks and always!

It’s National Road Safety Week and the Canada Safety Council wants to remind Canadians to be safe behind the wheel. It’s a lifesaving message, and one worth emphasizing as we head into the unofficial first long weekend of summer.… Read More

Rail Safety DOs and DON’Ts for Cyclists

With the warmer weather upon us, nothing beats heading out on a cycling adventure. But before you hit the road or the trail, please remember this rail safety tip and follow the Dos and Don’ts below:

An authorized railway crossing is the only place where it’s legal for cyclists, pedestrians or vehicle drivers to cross railway tracks.

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Let’s continue to spread the rail safety message!

Thank you for help us make Rail Safety Week 2016 a success! Getting the rail safety word out across the country wouldn’t have been possible without your support and hard work!

Here’s to another year ahead of continuing to spread the lifesaving message of rail safety and working to reduce incidents across Canada.… Read More

A rail safety message from OL’s partners

We had some of our very valued partners weigh in on why rail safety is important. This is what they had to say.… Read More

Deadly Train Fact #4: The impact of a train will crush you—literally

Due to the size and mass of a train it can potentially destroy anything in its path—easily.… Read More

Debbie Young awarded 2015 Roger Cyr Award for outstanding contribution to rail safety

OTTAWA, April 29, 2016 Operation Lifesaver (OL), Canada’s national rail safety program, today announced Debbie Young of Sydney, NS is the recipient of the Roger Cyr award for her railway safety efforts that have helped diminish crossing and trespassing incidents in Nova Scotia.… Read More

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