WE ARE RAISING RAIL SAFETY AWARENESS TO SAVE LIVES

We are dedicated to raising rail safety awareness to change dangerous behaviors near tracks and trains that cause preventable injuries and loss of life.

WE ARE RAISING RAIL SAFETY AWARENESS TO SAVE LIVES​

We are dedicated to raising rail safety awareness to change dangerous behaviors near tracks and trains that cause preventable injuries and loss of life.

ABOUT US

Every year hundreds of people die needlessly on or around California’s railroad tracks. There is always a need to share rail safety education that provides Californians important information on how to keep themselves, their friends, and their families safe near tracks and trains.

Providing Rail Safety Education and raising rail safety awareness is fundamental to everything we do. It remains critical for California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) to continue to raise awareness in order to bring our rail safety message to the public and save lives.

POWER OF EDUCATION

California ranks number 1 in trespass casualties (injuries and fatalities) and number 2 in Highway-Rail Grade Crossing incidents in the United States. Through free in-person and virtual educational presentations, rail safety events, focused rail safety videos, media campaigns, and more, California Operation Lifesaver is working to bring that number down to zero.

Rail Safety Education is a powerful key that can open doors. Doors of knowledge and awareness that help our community members understand the importance of obeying the signs, signals, and laws around railroad tracks. This education can help us grow rail safe communities whose citizens choose safe decisions near tracks and trains.

CALIFORNIA HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF RAIL RELATED FATALITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

1000
Trespass Casualties
(Injuries & Fatalities)
800
Highway Rail Grade Cross Incidents
# 1
California ranks #1 for Trespass Casualties
# 2
California ranks #2 for Grade Cross Incidents

*Data reflects a 5-year period (2016 – 2020)

These Incidents are preventable.
Help us change the numbers.
Always obey the laws and make safe decisions near railroad tracks.

EVERY 3 HOURS A PERSON OR A VEHICLE IS HIT BY A TRAIN

Together we can change this statistic!

Request a free presentation to learn important rail safety education that can help your group, students, and community stay safe near railroad tracks.

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Our Rail Safety partners

We are grateful to our Rail Safety Partners. It is through our mutual commitment to keeping our communities safe that we can change dangerous behaviors near tracks and trains. We value their support and collaboration to promote rail safety awareness that can help change deadly statistics and save lives.

WE ARE FOCUSED ON RAISING RAIL SAFETY AWARENESS

Never Walk on Railroad Tracks

It is illegal and very dangerous! All train tracks are private property. Trains can't stop quickly. By the time an Engineer sees a person or vehicle on the tracks it may be too late to stop the train.
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Stay Alert Around Railroad Tracks - No distractions

No Texting! No Headphones! Avoid distractions that would prevent you from hearing the train.
Not worth risking your life.
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Lowered Gates and Flashing Red Lights

A train is approaching, even if you don't see it yet. DO NOT proceed until lights turn off and gates go up. It is illegal and dangerous to go around lowered gates.
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What Would You Do if Your Vehicle Gets Stuck on Railroad Tracks?

GET OUT! GET AWAY!
If your vehicle gets stuck or stalls at a crossing, get everyone out and far away, even if you don't see a train. Call the number on the blue and white Emergency Notification System (ENS) sign. No sign? Call 911!
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Save Lives Tell 5

HELP US SAVE LIVES!

You can help save lives and grow rail safety awareness. Share rail safety tips with your loved ones. Tell 5 of your family and friends, ask those 5 to tell 5, and those 5 to tell 5… Help them stay safe near railroad tracks and keep the message going! Together we can change the numbers and save lives. Don’t let your loved ones become a statistic! Share the message: #SaveLivesTell5

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