The Canadian Safety Train Express reminding everyone: See Tracks? Think Train!
Sarah Mayes, National Director of Operation Lifesaver Canada says raising public awareness about the dangers of failing to comply with rail safety laws is critical to preventing rail-related deaths and injuries in communities.
Stats show that 100 or more people are killed or injured in Canada in crossing or trespassing incidents each year.
This year alone there have been 174 crossing/trespassing incidents in Canada.
Some basic rail safety tips to keep in mind:
- Don't walk, bike, or use your ATV on or near railway tracks.
- Never walk or bike on railway bridges
- Always look both ways when approaching railway tracks
- Never stop on railway tracks
- Never maneauvre around downed railway arms