Train tracks and pedestrians can be a dangerous combination. About 450 people are killed every year while trespassing on railroad tracks. While automobiles may be able to stop quickly or swerve to avoid hitting a person or object, train movements are restricted by the tracks and stopping a train traveling at 55 mph can take more than a mile - often too long a distance to prevent these tragedies.
With so many tracks located in residential areas, First In Safety has taken a proactive approach to safety education and awareness through Operation Lifesaver - a national program dedicated to rail safety.
Operation Lifesaver program is designed for any age and any group of people, including students, seniors, law enforcement officials, bus operators and others. Each presentation is tailored to the specific audience and includes a slide show, videos and question-and-answer session.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1972 and dedicated to rail safety public education has partnered with federal safety agencies and the nation's railroads to launch the See Tracks? Think Train! campaign aimed at raising awareness about risky pedestrian and driver behavior around railroad tracks.