Take Rail Safety With You

Take Rail Safety With You

Time For Springtime Fun

Spring is here! As the weather changes, it inspires us to get out and enjoy adventures in the warmer weather. As the sun rises and daylight lasts longer, we feel motivated to capture outdoor activities of the season. Spring renews our interest in exploring nature, hiking, taking bike rides, going for a daily run, and more. 


Rail Safety Tips to Take with You

As the season gains momentum and we approach longer summer days, it is a perfect time to reinforce rail safety reminders. 

Here are essential Rail Safety Tips to take with you:

  • Never let your outdoor activities take you on or near railroad tracks. 
  • Never walk, run, bike, or play on or beside railroad tracks; it is dangerous and illegal.
  • Trains overhang the tracks, always keep back from the tracks. 
  • Never try to beat a train. Never pass flashing lights or go around lowered gates.
  • Stay off railroad bridges and trestles, and stay out of railroad tunnels.
  • Trains can move in either direction at any time.
  • Never take photos or videos on tracks. It is dangerous and illegal.
  • Stay alert near railroad tracks and avoid distractions such as texting or wearing headphones, as they could prevent you from hearing a train.

Rail Safety Awareness – You Can Share Too

As CAOL works to grow Rail Safety Awareness in communities across the state, we challenge our cities, counties, and citizens to be proactive in becoming Rail Safe Communities. We ask them to join us in sharing rail safety tips. We ask for your help in sharing our safety messages to ensure the safety of our loved ones near railroad tracks.


Have you ever wondered if telling someone about rail safety, asking them to choose safety, and sharing tips with their loved ones can make a difference?

Can sharing our Rail Safety Messages on Social Media help raise awareness?


The answer is YES. You can be a part of growing awareness and saving lives!


Sharing rail safety tips with family, friends, and co-workers is one of the most effective ways to promote safe decisions and impact change. Nothing is more powerful to us than our own experiences. Our family and friends trust our opinions, including your recommendations, to make informed and safe choices.


Leading by example, making safe choices near railroad tracks, talking with loved ones, and sharing our rail safety social media posts can help raise awareness and save lives. 


Your participation in choosing to make safe decisions matters. Sharing rail safety tips, both on and offline, matters. You can impact your loved ones and your community to make safe choices that can save lives.

Would you be willing to share your personal experiences and Rail Safety Tips with your friends and family? 


Spring forward, start today, and bring the message home. Then, ask your loved ones to pay it forward and share the message with their friends.  


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