Show the ones you love you really care: share the rail safety message
It’s Valentine’s Day, the day to show the special people in your life just how much you love them. But this year, if you really care, forget the roses or chocolates—make sure they know the rail safety basics. Whether it’s your child, a sibling or the special love in your life, have a conversation about how to stay safe around trains, tracks and railways property.
Every year, more than 100 Canadians are seriously injured or killed due to unsafe behaviour around trains. Whether these deaths or injuries happen as a result of trespassing on railway property or collisions at railway crossings, the most tragic part is that each and every one of them could be prevented.
So, share these simple safety tips with the ones you love—it’s a gift that could save their lives.
Stay Off the Tracks: Never walk, cycle or drive along railway tracks.
Keep off All Railway Property: Railway yards, tracks, tunnels and bridges are all private property.
Only Use Designated Railway Crossings: Trying to cross tracks anywhere else could cost you your life.
Take the Earphones Out Around All Railway Tracks: You can’t avoid getting struck by a train if you can’t hear it coming.
Obey All Railway Signs and Signals: Before proceeding through a crossing, listen for approaching trains and only cross once you have a clear view in both directions.