Get schooled in rail safety and help keep kids safe!

Every year, Operation Lifesaver educates thousands of Canadians about the dangers around railway property and trains. This week, our volunteers and partners are out spreading the message at Public-Rail Safety Week (PRSW) events across Canada but we need your help to get the message out to a very important audience: kids. As a parent, your kids watch everything you do. That’s why it’s so important for you to set a good example by following rail-safety rules and teaching your children what to do, and not to do, around trains.

Operation Lifesaver teaches kids about rail safety through school and youth group presentations, fun activities and rail safety contests. If you’re a parent, caregiver or teacher of children, you can help kids learn rail-safe behaviours too! 

  • Teach children where and how to cross railway tracks safely. The safety rules for a railway crossing are similar to those for safely crossing the street. And children should never run across the tracks. Remember… a train cannot stop quickly or swerve to avoid hitting someone.
  • Share the Operation Lifesaver activity books with the children in your life
  • Explore the interactive Operation Lifesaver kids website with your kids

You can learn more about rail safety and view a calendar of PRSW events happening near you on the Public-Rail Safety Week page. Don’t forget to join the PRSW conversation on Facebook and Twitter (@oplifesaver) too—remember to tag your tweets with #prsw2013. We want to hear how you and your kids stay rail safe!