Operation Lifesaver – Saving Lives with "The Three Es"

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Who We Are

We are dedicated railroaders and citizens, aiming to save lives by educating Canadians about the hazards surrounding rail property and trains. Operation Lifesaver is a partnership initiative of the Railway Association of Canada and Transport Canada and works in cooperation with the rail industry, government, police, unions, and many public organizations and community groups.

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What We Do

Our goal is to prevent collisions between trains and motor vehicles. We also work to prevent trespassing incidents that lead to serious injury or death. We do this through Education, Engineering, and Enforcement. We make over 2,000 presentations per year and work with the rail industry, government, police, unions, the media, public organizations and the public to spread the word.

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Why We Do It

Every year in Canada approximately 300 collisions and trespassing incidents occur at highway/railway crossings and along railway tracks resulting in the death or serious injury of nearly 130 people. Virtually all of these incidents could be avoided. Our statistics show Operation Lifesaver education works!

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