Thank you Canada for making 2014’s Public-Rail Safety Week a success!
Public Rail Safety Week 2014
(PRSW) wrapped up on Sunday, ending another successful event for Operation Lifesaver and its network of supporters.
This year’s theme: “See Tracks? Think Train!”
was driven home by the many Operation Lifesaver volunteers and partners through a variety of events
, media releases and social media, all aimed at increasing Canadians’ awareness of rail safety
Throughout the week, crossing blitzes by our partners, booths at train stations, and ongoing events worked to educate Canadians on all things rail safety. The media picked up and published stories about many of these, increasing the reach of our lifesaving messages. Here’s a quick round up of some of the mainstream media attention Public-Rail Safety Week attracted:
- See Tracks? Think Train!' - Canadian Pacific participates in Public Rail Safety Week, article Wall Street Journal, Illinois
- Operation Lifesaver launches Public-Rail Safety Week 2014 under theme See Tracks? Think Train!, Canada Newswire media release
- Grandmother and mother team push for rail safety in Airdrie, Airdrie Echo, Alberta
- Look, Listen and Live during rail safety week, London Community News, Ontario
- CN kicks off Rail Safety Week with trespassing awareness campaign, Global News, Montreal
- Feds launch Rail Safety Week with new funding, Toronto Sun, Ontario
- Crossings: Transport Canada allocates funds; Ohio commission advances projects, Progressive Railroading, Ontario
- CN rolls out public awareness campaign to mark Rail Safety Week 2014, Stockhouse, Montreal
- Government of Canada Launches Rail Safety Week, Travel Video News, Ontario
We were also excited to see a ton of PRSW chatter on social media using the hashtag #prsw2014. Check out this roundup of some of the most popular and thought provoking tweets:
Visit our Facebook page
and Twitter stream
for event photos, and take a read through the blog posts we wrote about recognizing the rail safety signs that could save your life
And finally, take a peek at this rail safety infographic for some lifesaving stats:
Through promotion, support and education, we can all work together to reduce railway-related incidents.
Thank you again to all who participated and gave their time to learning about and sharing the lifesaving rail safety message with Canadians and their families. Let’s keep the momentum going – make being rail-safe a yearlong (and lifelong!) priority. And remember to ALWAYS: Look! Listen! Live!