News Category: public rail safety

Your brush with death: see what it’s like to be hit by a train

Let’s be real—we’re all obsessed with our phones and are generally in a hurry to get where we’re going. This combination of distraction and impatience can lead to lapses in our better judgement.… Read More

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

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

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