News Category: Pedestrians

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

Scott Sackaney barely survived being hit by a train. Watch his story.

Eighteen-year-old Scott Sackaney’s Friday night started out like any other. Excited about the weekend and eager to celebrate a recent career milestone, Scott met his friends at a party. But that evening would not go as planned. Instead of laughter and good times, Scott twice died and was revived in the back of an ambulance.… Read More

DOs and DON’Ts of railfanning near the tracks tip #1

Railfans of all ages know trains are cool. We get it and love seeing images and stories from avid railfans across the world. In fact, they tend to capture some of the greatest train images around!… Read More

January rail safety stats: 2017 starts with more fatalities than 2016

2017 isn’t off to a great start in regards to rail safety. In January 2017 there were three trespasser fatalities, compared to one in January 2016, and two crossing fatalities versus one for the same time period. This is distressing, to say the least.… Read More

How to avoid becoming a distracted driving statistic

The statistics are alarming—distracted driving costs lives. We’ve seen it time and time again across Canada and we need to do something to stop these stats from rising. The message we are sending is simple: Two hands on the wheel and eyes on the road when you approach a railway crossing (and always)!… 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

Operation Lifesaver’s 2016 rail safety wish list

Tis the season to kick back with family and friends and take in all that the holidays have to offer. For many, that includes looking forward to seeing how many wish list items make it under the tree. In that spirit, we’ve compiled a wish list of our own.… 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

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