Spreading the “Look. Listen. Live.” message to communities across Canada
Operation Lifesaver (OL) Canada’s “Look. Listen. Live.” rail-safety motto is spreading across the country this Rail Safety Week—literally. In fact, you’ll find the important safety message on the pavement near rail crossings everywhere from Chilliwack to Fredericton Junction and Saskatoon to Kingston as part of OL’s “Look. Listen. Live.” Community Safety Partnership Program
This national initiative encourages municipalities to install “Look. Listen. Live.” decals on the pavement near select railway crossings. The goal of the bright yellow and black decals is simple: to prevent tragic rail crossing incidents.
In 2018, Vancouver, B.C., became the first Canadian city to sign onto the program. Today, OL is unveiling decals in 29 additional communities across the country as part of Rail Safety Week (September 21-27, 2020).
Working with communities to save lives
“Incidents at railway crossings are tragically common, and each one affects the victim’s family and friends, as well as railway employees, first responders and broader communities,” says Sarah Mayes, National Director, Operation Lifesaver Canada. "This program aims to make the public more aware of the hazards associated with rail crossings, which will hopefully save lives.”
The Community Safety Partnership Program is one of the many ways OL is working with communities and railways to reduce preventable rail incidents. The decals act as a constant reminder to drivers, pedestrians and cyclists that they need to be extra vigilant around railway crossings.
Municipalities interested in learning more about the Community Safety Partnership Program are encouraged to check out OL’s website