Spread the Word and Save Lives
Rail Safety Week (RSW), Sept. 22-28, 2019, reinforces Operation Lifesaver's mission to save lives. The goal of RSW is to raise awareness about the importance of rail safety and empower the general public to keep themselves safe near railroad crossings and along railroad rights-of-way.
During RSW, each day focuses on a different safety theme to reinforce key safety messages for drivers and pedestrians.
While the number of crossing collisions, deaths and injuries has dropped over the past five decades, it's still a startling fact that about every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train. Together, we can #STOPTrackTragedies by increasing the awareness of rail safety all year round and bringing the message home during #RailSafetyWeek.
Visit Operation Lifesaver for resources and downloads to spread the word.