News Category: Pedestrians

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

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

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