Trespassing incidents up in March
Spring is here and that means many of us are getting out and enjoying the weather more. But whether you’re walking, biking, jogging, or hiking, if your outdoor activity takes you near a railway, it’s critical that you maintain a safe distance from the tracks and follow the rail safety rules when crossing.
Using tracks as a walking path, or cutting across tracks to get where you’re going, can lead to tragedies. In March, two Canadians lost their lives and another two were seriously injured while trespassing on railway tracks or property.
Education is the key to preventing tragedies
Operation Lifesaver’s mission is to prevent railway crossing and trespassing incidents from happening by educating people of all ages about the hazards associated with tracks and trains. But we can’t do it alone.
Rail safety is a shared responsibility. Please help us save lives by ensuring that you and your loved ones follow the rail safety rules
. Have a conversation with the people you care about to make sure they know how to behave near tracks and trains. It only takes a few minutes, but it could save you a lifetime of heartache.
To find out more about how to stay rail-safe, check out our website
. Together, we can #STOPTrackTragedies.