September trespassing fatalities doubled year-over-year
After a fun summer spent exploring Canada’s great outdoors, the leaves are falling, and winter is just around the corner. But as the temperature drops and snow blankets many parts of the country, Operation Lifesaver wants to remind Canadians that taking a shortcut across train tracks and railway property is never worth the risk.
Last month, four Canadians lost their lives while trespassing on railway tracks or property. Another three were seriously injured. These tragedies could have been prevented.
But there is some good news: both serious injuries and fatalities from railway crossing incidents were down year-over-year in September.
Although this is a positive trend, Operation Lifesaver’s goal is to get these numbers to zero—and we can’t do it alone. Our rail safety resources
are available in 22 languages. Share them with your friends and family today, and remind them to obey all railway signs and signals and to only cross tracks at designated crossings.
Together, we can #STOPTrackTragedies.