Calling All Police Departments: Sign Up For Operation Clear Track Today

We all have a part to play when it comes to rail safety. But police play a particularly important role in preventing railway crossing and trespassing incidents by partnering with Operation Lifesaver (OL) Canada. One of the ways they do this is by signing up for Operation Clear Track—and we’re looking for their support for 2021’s event.

Operation Clear Track is the single largest rail-safety law-enforcement initiative in North America. Coordinated by OL, Amtrak, and Operation Lifesaver Inc., the event is held annually during Rail Safety Week with the aim of reducing the number of railway crossing and trespassing incidents by raising rail safety awareness—and saving lives.

During the event, police across Canada and the U.S. visit high incident railway crossings, writing citations, issuing warnings and distributing rail-safety tips to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Working together to prevent rail tragedies

Although the pandemic kept police from doing face-to-face outreach during Operation Clear Track in 2020, 631 police departments and detachments across North America participated by promoting rail safety through press releases, social media messages and other online events. We are hopeful that this year police will be able to do in-person outreach. But whether they choose to raise awareness online or in-person, we’re asking police departments and detachments to sign up now.

To register your department for Operation Clear Track (September 21st and 22nd, 2021), please fill out the form on our website. Let’s work together to stop needless rail tragedies from happening—because even one incident is too many!