Rail safety is a shared responsibility and we need educators’ help to ensure that children in communities across the country stay safe around tracks and trains. By working together, we can ensure young Canadians are more aware of the hazards around railway property—and save lives in the process.
The best way to avoid being hit by a train is to stay out of its path. That means paying attention when you’re near tracks and trains so that you can hear and see the warnings. Put your phone down and if you’re wearing headphones leave #OneEarOut! At crossings, keep a distance of at least 5m from the tracks so that you’re out of harm’s way when a train passes. At stations, stand well behind the platform’s edge or safety line.