News Category: train safety tips

Longtime railroader describes the trauma of responding to two fatalities in one year

You hear about it when you’re hired on with the railway. Incidents happen, it comes with the job. You hope it doesn’t happen to you. But when you experience firsthand two railway-related fatalities in just one year, how could someone not ultimately ask the question: Why?… Read More

DOs and DON’Ts of railfanning near the tracks tip #2

Part of the thrill of getting the epic train shot you’ve been after is seeking the perfect location to take it. We’re big proponents of railfanning and understand the need to find the perfect locale – as long as it doesn’t involve illegal and risky behaviour in the process.… 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

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

DOs and DON’Ts: winter driving tip #1

Nothing really compares to Canadian winters, eh? This winter, know what to do and how to be safe every time you get behind the wheel, especially when approaching a railway crossing. The last thing you need is to slide into the side of a train.… 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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