Trespassing incidents up in August
Last week, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its rail incident statistics
for August—and the news wasn’t good. Seven Canadians were killed while trespassing on railway tracks or property in August, and another person was seriously injured. That was up from July, when four people lost their lives trespassing.
This is heartbreaking news, especially because these statistics were released on the heels of an extremely successful Rail Safety Week. From September 19th to 25th, Operation Lifesaver held events from coast to coast to raise awareness about the risks associated with tracks and trains—in the hopes of preventing tragedies like these from happening.
Help us to #STOPTrackTragedies
As part of this year’s event, we launched four new #STOPTrackTragedies
rail safety videos. Each video tells the personal story of someone who has been affected by a railway crossing or trespassing tragedy. Our hope is that these videos won’t just make Canadians think, but will change how they behave around railway tracks—because we know that every rail tragedy is preventable.
Rail Safety Week may be over, but we need your help to continue spreading the rail safety message year-round. Visit stoptracktragedies.ca
and share the videos with your friends, family and community. It could save a life.