News Category: Rail safety tips for drivers

Written in blood: railway crossing incidents leave a tragic legacy

Earlier this week we introduced you to Mark Blanchette, longtime railroader and avid OL supporter. What he has experienced throughout his railway and first responder career is shocking.… Read More

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

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

Operation Lifesaver’s Valentine’s wish for you

Love is in the air today for Valentine’s Day and while you’re out and about, making your way to dates, dinner reservations and other good times, make sure you get there in one piece.… 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

DOs and DON’Ts: winter driving tip #3

Can you imagine sliding into the side of a moving train because you didn’t slow down well in advance of a railway crossing? Terrifying, right?

We’ve seen the havoc winter can wreak on our Canadian roads, and while you may not be able to control what happens on the highway, you can control what YOU do when you’re behind the wheel and approaching a railway crossing.… Read More

3 easy-to-follow rail safety resolutions

A new year = new resolutions, are we right? If you haven’t made any resolutions yet, don’t worry—we‘ve got you covered. Eating better and exercising more always make the list, but this year, tack on another lifesaver: pledge to be rail safe!… 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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