News Category: public rail safety

Hey snowmobilers—these rail safety tips could save your life

Hitting the open trail for a day of adventuring on your snowmobile is always a good time, but if your ride takes you near railway tracks, one wrong move could make it your last.… 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

2016 rail safety review: trespassing incidents on the rise

The numbers are in and 2016 saw an alarming rise in railway trespassing injuries and fatalities in Canada. This infographic breaks down the numbers:… Read More

Winter rail safety quiz: Do you have what it takes to stay alive around the tracks?

January brings some of Canada’s harshest winter conditions. No better time to ask yourself: Do you know all there is to know about travelling around trains and tracks during the winter? Whether you’re driving or out adventuring, take this winter rail safety quiz and find out for yourself!… 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

A rail safety message from CP Police Chief Ken Marchant

We would like to introduce you to one of Operation Lifesaver’s valued partners, CP Police Chief, Ken Marchant.

Throughout his career with the railway, Ken has seen his fair share of head-shaking incidents, where people chose to gamble near the tracks.… 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

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