Rail Safety Week round up
Last week, May 2 – May 8, was Rail Safety Week. This annual event sees Operation Lifesaver asking parents, youths, teachers, emergency response providers, and motorists to take a moment to learn about the basic rail-safety information that could one day save their life.
Over the past week, Operation Lifesaver’s partners and volunteers held over 300 events across the country including: school presentations, mock railway-crossing collisions, safety blitzes at stations, crossing blitzes, rail safety kiosks, public service announcements and traffic enforcement blitzes.
Dan Di Tota, National Director for Operation Lifesaver, says that Operation Lifesaver, along with its partners and volunteers, is committed to communicating the railway safety message to Canadians and Rail Safety Week serves as a special way to accomplish that goal.
“While rail-safety awareness and enforcement activities occur year-round, this week represents a unique, collective effort to push the issue of safety to the forefront of Canadian’s minds and set the tone for a safer year to come within our communities.”
This year’s Rail Safety Week was a great success. The week's events and Operation Lifesaver's railway safety message received a great deal of media attention, helping to spread the message across the country. Here’s a round up of the media coverage that Rail Safety Week received:
CBC Podcast – Labrador Morning
Campaign on right track to promote safety
Rail Safety week events
Rail Safety Week rolls into Metro
CSXT's Spatafore wins Chafee award; Quebec-Gatineau Railway's Lewerenz wins Cyr award
CN Police kick off Rail Safety Week in Durham Region
Rail police can give you a ticket
GO Transit takes Rail Safety Week seriously
Rail Safety Week 2011 aims to reduce fatalities
A message that saves lives
May 2 – 8: Rail Safety Week
Manitoba focuses on safe railway crossings
Railway safety is important
Rail Safety Week In MJ
Rail safety on the mind
Family shares story of boys' death to prevent others
Stay off the tracks for Rail Safety Week
Any time is train time
Safety on track
CP Rail police patrolling to prevent injuries, deaths
CN blitz hits headphone-wearing walker
CP Rail police hold enforcement blitz
Rail Safety Week 2011 – Full Steam Ahead
Rail Safety Week 2011 – Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver Canada celebrates 30 years of public-rail safety success
Thank you, Canada, for participating in Rail Safety Week 2011. Remember, anytime is train time. Look, listen, live.