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

Mock collisions see Nova Scotia students “killed” by trains

Imagine the scene after a train collides with a car or an ATV. In a word: horrifying. Well, on October 30, 2014, that’s exactly what students and teachers from Breton Education Centre in New Waterford, NS, witnessed. The school, which is near a highway-railway crossing, was the setting of two mock collisions organized by Operation Lifesaver and partner Sydney Coal Railway.… Read More

Don’t let a trick near the tracks be the death of you

Thinking of pulling a prank on or near the tracks this Halloween? Think again—highway-railway crossings and train tracks are extremely dangerous and no place to play around. That scare you are seeking might just scare you to death—literally.

Stay rail safe this Halloween

Photo credit: thegreattrainshop.com

Should your trick-or-treating this Friday take you near the tracks, follow these tips to ensure you make it home alive:

  • STOP no closer than 5 metres from the nearest rail of the railway track.
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Don’t let that text be the death of you: #PracticeSafeText

You’ve done it! You did the work and passed the test and nothing is more important than your ticket to drive – your driver’s license.

But it’s time for a quick reality check. With distracting driving laws in effect across the country and provinces increasing penalties, the need has never been higher to discourage distracted driving near the tracks and highway-railway crossings.… Read More

Talking #railsafety with Peter Mohyla (GO Transit)

Operation Lifesaver interviews Peter Mohyla, Safety Officer and Community Service Officer with GO Transit. Peter, who has been working with Operation Lifesaver for 26 years, talks about the increasing need for rail safety awareness due to the continuing expansion of the railway system across the country.… Read More

Walk on the tracks and you could fall prey to a train

Did you know that a leading cause of railway-related deaths is trespassing?

Pretty shocking, right?

So, here’s the deal: a shortcut on the tracks could shorten your life!

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

Talking #railsafety with Brent Fernuik (Bombardier Transportation)

Operation Lifesaver Interviews Brent Fernuik, Manager of Regulatory Compliance and System Safety with Bombardier Transportation, about the importance of rail safety awareness and public education. Mr. Fernuik discusses Operation Lifesaver’s role in educating people of all ages about the many dangers associated with trespassing on railway tracks.… Read More

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