Railroad Safety Month
September is Rail Safety Month in California, and Operation Lifesaver would like to remind everyone to exercise caution around railroads. Operation Lifesaver, a nonprofit dedicated to rail safety public education, has partnered with federal safety agencies and railroads around the nation to launch their newest campaign, See Tracks? Think Train! Operation Lifesaver stresses the importance of this campaign as, according to the Preliminary Federal Railroad Administration data, “pedestrian fatalities and injuries on or near railroad tracks have increased 7.7 percent from 2012.” The campaign’s goal is to increase awareness about unsafe pedestrian and driver practices and behavior near railroad tracks. To see how you can get involved with this campaign or to learn more information visit www.seetracksthinktrain.org.