The Canadian Safety Train Express reminds everyone: See Tracks? Think Train!
Sarah Mayes, national director of Operation Lifesaver Canada, says raising public awareness of the dangers of not following rail safety laws is key to preventing rail-related deaths and injuries in communities.
Statistics show that 100 or more people are killed or injured each year in Canada in incidents related to level crossings or trespassing.
This year alone, there have been 174 crossing/trespassing incidents in Canada.
Some basic rail safety tips to keep in mind:
– Do not walk, cycle or use your ATV on or near railway tracks.
– Never walk or cycle on railway bridges
– Always look both ways when approaching train tracks
– Never stop on train tracks
– Never maneuver around downed railroad arms