Make rail safety a top priority this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us, and while it’s easy to get caught up in the all the fun holiday parties and family get-togethers, please make time to ensure that rail safety is top of mind.

Operation Lifesaver wants you to make it safe and sound throughout your holiday adventures by ensuring you’re rail safety equipped.… Read More

Don’t slide to your death this winter—know what to do near the tracks

Heading out in the winter on Canada’s highways can be daunting, especially if road conditions aren’t optimal. Those snowy whiteout conditions can mean life or death if you don’t know what you’re doing at highway-railway crossings.

In order to feel confident behind the wheel and near the tracks, Operation Lifesaver is here to help.… Read More

Video: The tragedy of an ATV vs. train collision

On October 30, 2014 Operation Lifesaver Canada, along with Sydney Coal Railway, held mock collisions in New Waterford, Nova Scotia. This video depicts the devestating results of a train colliding with an ATV.

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Operation Lifesaver Canada: students getting ready for mock collision

On October 30, 2014 Operation Lifesaver Canada, along with Sydney Coal Railway, held mock collisions in New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Watch as student participants are made up as crash victims.

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7 deadly facts about trains

It’s simple. Trains are deadly. One misstep or careless act could kill you.

Consider these 7 deadly train facts:

  1. If you see a train approaching, be prepared to stop. Most motorists misjudge the speed of trains, believing that they are travelling much more slowly than they actually are or incorrectly assuming that the train must slow down at highway-railway crossings.
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National Day of Remembrance reminds drivers to drive safe at railway crossings

Nov 19, 2014 was the National Day of Remembrance for road crash victims in Canada. A formal event in Toronto was held in honour of those who lost their lives.

Every day five people die on Canadian roads. This adds up to roughly 2,100 people who will lose their lives and an estimated 165,000 who will be injured this year—a sobering reminder for drivers that a life can be cut short in an instance.… Read More

See for yourself: Experience Operation Lifesaver mock collisions

On Wednesday, October 30, 2014, Operation Lifesaver organized two mock collision scenarios for students from Breton Education Centre in New Waterford, NS.

Driving home the importanace of rail safety, the students witnessed these dramatically realistic mock-ups, which depicted a collision between a train and an ATV, and another between a train and a vehicle.… Read More

If you think you can play on the tracks—think again!

At Operation Lifesaver we can’t say this rail safety message enough:

Tracks are for trains only! Never play or take shortcuts across the tracks.

This is the subject of one of last year’s Off the Rails Contest winning entries. In this emotionally charged, musical rail safety video, the Jamille team, from Saskatoon, SK, made the theme of their video clear: don’t play on or near the tracks.Read More

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