Spreading the word about rail safety with Operation Lifesaver
As part of Rail Safety Week (September 23 - 29), Operation Lifesaver has launched a public awareness campaign called #STOPTrackTragedies, which focuses on telling the personal stories of people who have been affected by crossing and trespassing incidents.
Below we share one of Operation Lifesaver’s campaign videos about an incident that happened in Maple Ridge B.C. where a teenager was struck by train while walking on the tracks. Although this incident took place on a federally-regulated railway which Technical Safety BC does not regulate, trespassing is a serious issue on all railway tracks and properties.
We remind people to never walk on railway tracks and to always obey crossing signals.
Technical Safety BC regulates railways that operate solely within British Columbia and have a certificate issued by the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. For more information, visit www.technicalsafetybc.ca/railways.