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: 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: [slideshare id=34169009&doc=olinfographicen-140501091727-phpapp02] 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!