February 2021: A tragic month for trespassing incidents in Canada
February was a deadly month when it comes to railway trespassing incidents. Five Canadians lost their lives trespassing on railway tracks or property. Another person was seriously injured.
The tragic part is that every one of these incidents could have been prevented.
Don’t be a railway statistic—stay clear of tracks
Staying safe around railway tracks is all about knowing the rail safety rules. Never walk, cycle or drive along railway tracks, or use them as a shortcut. Only cross tracks at designated crossings, and always obey all railway warning signs and devices—they save lives.
For more rail crossing and trespassing incident statistics, check out our interactive map
. And remember, behind the stats are real people. Every rail-related incident is a tragedy. Let’s work together to get these numbers down to zero.