Rail Safety Partners Raising Awareness to Save Lives
The California State Legislature proclaimed and presented the September Rail Safety Month proclamation to California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) and their Safety Partners 12 years ago. Since that time in 2009, rail safety education and the need for that training has grown statewide.
The Legislatures important recognition provided crucial support to our essential rail safety messages that CAOL and our Rail Partners were preforming in many California cities and counties.
Each year, and now in 2021, the Rail Safety Month proclamation continues to enhance our efforts that are so critical to a state filled with busy rail corridors and active communities. California Operation Lifesaver and our Partners continue to work tirelessly growing rail safety awareness statewide.
CAOL partners with railroads, government agencies, and communities working together to observe California September Rail Safety Month and National Rail Safety Week (9/20 – 9/26). We recognize our partners for their commitment and value their proactive support.
California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) is excited to kick-off our 2nd Annual “Rail Safety Partners Raising Awareness to Save Lives” social media campaign. This campaign provides a statewide opportunity to work together to promote and raise awareness to change dangerous behaviors along railroad rights-of-way.
“Even with a decrease in incidents, California continues to rank number 1 in fatalities for both trespass and grade crossing. It is essential for CAOL, our rail partners, government agencies, and communities to work together to raise rail safety awareness across our state. It is through these partnerships that we can bring Californians the rail safety education that can save lives” stressed Nancy Sheehan the CAOL Executive Director.
As we kick off this Rail Safety Month Partnership, please join us by pledging to practice rail safety near tracks and trains. Take that pledge a step further and share rail safety messages with your family and friends to help save lives!
California Operation Lifesaver appreciates our partners efforts to support our safety message, promote rail safety awareness, as well as implement their own programs that address our mutual commitment to rail safety.
We look forward to seeing how many of you will take this challenge and post your pledge to always practice rail safety on your social media pages. Then tag us and our partners and show how many lives you can save by sharing these rail safety messages with your family, friends, and colleagues! #SAVELIVESTELL5!
About California Operation Lifesaver Inc.
California Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit safety education and awareness program dedicated to ending collisions, fatalities, and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights of way in the State of California. We are committed to raising rail safety awareness to change dangerous behaviors to help save lives. Follow CAOL on: Facebook Instagram, Twitter Blog