News Category: level crossing safety

Feel the terror of having your vehicle hit by a train

The gates are lowered, the lights are flashing… you know a train is coming, but you can’t wait. You’re already late. Do you gamble with driving around the lowered gates? You think you have time, so you chance it, but…you don’t make it.… Read More

February rail safety stats: crossing incidents are on the rise in 2017

According to February’s railway safety statistics, crossing incidents are on the rise in Canada in 2017 compared to the same time last year. That’s an alarming kick-off to the year and it’s going to take a group effort to buck this trend.… Read More

Railway safety and education, a number one priority for CN’s Cst. Richard Di Biase

This is a first for us, a guest blog from a valued member of the Operation Lifesaver community, Cst. Richard Di Biase of the CN Police Service.

Along with the City of Markham, Ontario, Cst. Di Biase spearheaded a new “See Tracks?Read More

DOs and DON’Ts: winter driving tip #3

Can you imagine sliding into the side of a moving train because you didn’t slow down well in advance of a railway crossing? Terrifying, right?

We’ve seen the havoc winter can wreak on our Canadian roads, and while you may not be able to control what happens on the highway, you can control what YOU do when you’re behind the wheel and approaching a railway crossing.… Read More

3 easy-to-follow rail safety resolutions

A new year = new resolutions, are we right? If you haven’t made any resolutions yet, don’t worry—we‘ve got you covered. Eating better and exercising more always make the list, but this year, tack on another lifesaver: pledge to be rail safe!… Read More

DOs and DON’Ts: winter driving tip #2

Icy winter roads are a brutal reality for Canadian drivers, and the danger can be even greater around railway tracks. This winter, we want you to know what to do and how to be safe when you get behind the wheel, especially near a railway crossing.… Read More

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

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

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