Some good news in a sea of gloom: Railway crossing incidents down for third month
These days, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of good news. Every day, there are more stories about Canadians getting sick, and even dying, from COVID-19. But there is a glimmer of hope when it comes to the number of Canadians dying in railway incidents.
In February, railway crossing fatalities decreased for the third month in a row. Only one person lost their life in a crossing incident last month, down from four the February before. Unfortunately, three people died as the result of trespassing.
Come on Canada: Let’s get the numbers to zero next month! With self-isolation becoming the norm in many parts of the country, you may not be out driving or walking as much as usual. But when you are, ensure you are abiding by the rail safety rules. Obey all warning signs and signals, keep off of train tracks and railway property and heed Operation Lifesaver’s motto: “Look. Listen. Live.”