Don’t forget: there’s a right way and a wrong way to cross the tracks!

The only safe and legal place to cross train tracks is at a highway-railway crossing. And when you’re at a crossing there are a few things you must do to make sure you cross safely.

This is the subject of one of last year’s Off the Rails Contest winning entries.… Read More

Train tracks can turn a playground into a graveyard

Train tracks and railway property are not playgrounds! If you chose to play near the tracks, you’re trespassing and you risk being killed.

This is the subject of one of last year’s Off the Rails Contest winning entries. This video, created by The Les Invincibles team from Mont-Laurier, Que., offers viewers some key rail safety reminders – the main one being that railway property is not a safe place to play!… Read More

Railway fatalities have many victims

Countless people are impacted when someone is killed by a train. It profoundly traumatizes the train engineer and families are forever changed. There’s no expiration date for the pain and emotional devastation caused by a railway fatality.

This is the subject of one of last year’s Off the Rails Contest winning entries.… Read More

Back to school means back to rail safety basics

You’ve been preparing your kids for back to school, scratching off all the items they’ll need for this upcoming school year, but have you had a chance to scratch off   “rail safety refresher”?

If you answered no, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered!… Read More

Make rail safety a priority this Labour Day weekend

As you pack up your vehicle and get ready to head out for the Labour Day long weekend, make sure you’ve got your rail safety bases covered before you hit the road.

Take the same precautions at railway crossings that you do on the highway

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Operation Lifesaver attends trespass outreach event

On August 21, 2014, Operation Lifesaver, along with NB Southern Railway and the OL NB provincial committee, attended an outreach event at a higher risk area near Harbour Station and a popular skate park in Saint John, NB.  The event was held to raise awareness about the dangers of trespassing and rail safety.… Read More

Back to rail safety reminders for school bus drivers

The summer is winding down and the back to school commercials are airing regularly (sigh) — so now’s the perfect time for school bus drivers to refresh their rail safety knowledge before climbing back in the driver’s seat this September.

While Operation Lifesaver recognizes that regulations for bus drivers vary by province in Canada, no matter where you are, we’ve got you covered with free downloadable resources for school bus drivers.… Read More

Attention rail fans: Don’t risk your life trying to get the shot

Nothing beats the thrill rail fans feel when they hear the whistle in the distance and the rumble of a train barrelling down the tracks.

As you wait in anticipation to see the mighty locomotive pop into your view, you position your tripod in just the right spot and set your shutter speed—you’re ready.… Read More

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