Train to Drive


Welcome to “Train to Drive”, Operation Lifesaver’s rail safety training for drivers.

Whether you are a new driver or a seasoned one, staying safe around railway tracks is all about knowing the rules. Our Train to Drive videos will immerse you in a virtual-reality driving environment and ask you to make real-time decisions behind the wheel – testing whether you know how to safely approach railway crossings, and driving home OL’s "Look. Listen. Live." message.

Live the experience on your desktop by playing the video below, or select another device such as mobile or tethered headset, by choosing one of the different options below. Now get in the driver's seat, and put your rail safety knowledge to the test! 

Select your device

If you are using an iPhone or Android device, you must first install the Wonda app (free). Get it on the App store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android):

Once you have the app, simply click the button or use the QR code below to launch the experience.



Follow the instructions below to view on a tethered headset such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality (source:

With Wonda VR it is possible to instantly view your project in your favourite HMD such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Windows Mixed Reality using the Wonda VR WebVR player.

Once your Oculus Rift or Windows Mixed Reality (PC only) or HTC Vive (PC + MAC) is correctly set-up, you can view your Wonda VR project in the Firefox web browser. Just click on the VR icon which appears in the bottom right corner to instantly stream the project with the HMD. 

NB: if your Firefox web browser is not already set up for Web VR automatically, simply follow these quick steps or use Firefox Nightly.

This can be done for both local and online projects. Note that the project is still visible on your main screen allowing you to mirror the project viewed on the HMD.

For Windows Mixed Reality, you will need to run the experience whilst using the HMD with SteamVR.

  1. Firstly, be sure to correctly setup Windows Mixed Reality.
  2. Install Steam and login/ create an account.
  3. Install SteamVR. Launch Steam with your headset plugged in and you should see a prompt instructing you to install SteamVR. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. If it isn’t installed automatically (seen in the Steam library), install Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR.
  5. After everything is installed, when you launch a Wonda VR project in the Firefox web browser, SteamVR should automatically launch and a prompt will tell you it is ‘Ready’. The VR icon will then be available in the bottom right corner of the web browser.

If you have some trouble using your Oculus Rift, verify you followed these required steps:

  1. You connected the required cables of the Oculus Rift headset and sensors to the PC. 
  2. Opened the Oculus application on the PC and made sure each component of the Rift is connected (headset, controllers and sensors.)
  3. Set-up the Oculus Rift’s components, followed the on-screen and in-headset step-by-step instructions.

Win a VR Headset

We want to know what you thought of the Train to Drive videos. Click on the survey button bellow to tell us about your experience. Everyone who answers will be entered into a draw to win a virtual-reality headset.

Take the survey


Below are some quick rail safety driving tips, as well as more detailed tip sheet that you can download to print or share. Be sure to follow these tips when you’re behind the wheel—they could save your life.



Avoid distractions and stay alert at all times behind the wheel.


Know your warning signs and signals.


​Be aware of other road users such as cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles that may be required to stop at rail crossings.

Slow down and be prepared to stop when approaching a rail crossing.

Never race a train to a rail crossing.


At active crossings, remain stopped until the gates are fully raised and the lights stop flashing.

Always look and listen for trains before proceeding through a crossing.


Leave your vehicle if it stalls or gets stuck on the tracks, and immediately call the railway or 911 to stop rail traffic.