Tag: Operation Lifesaver

  • February 20th, 2019

NHTSA, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is launching the 2019 national rail grade crossing safety campaign to increase public awareness about the dangers around railroad tracks in hopes to reduce fatalities at rail grade crossings. Motor vehicle crashes at rail grade crossings are avoidable. This campaign is the latest in a 3-year, […]

  • March 28th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) launched the Stop! Trains Can’t campaign aimed at young male motorists to make the right choice at railroad crossings. The campaign is the latest in a two-year effort by DOT to reduce accidents, and ultimately fatalities, at railroad crossings around the country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) […]

  • August 23rd, 2016

In an Aug. 17 joint letter to software developer Niantic’s CEO John Hanke, Feinberg and Hamberger expressed concerns about the safety of certain individuals playing the game, which requires players to walk around environments to capture the virtual “Pokemon” creatures. The pair said they’ve been contacted by railroad companies about “Pokemon, Pokestops and other virtual objects” being […]

  • January 16th, 2014

General Rail Safety Information: Freight trains do not travel on a predictable schedule; schedules for passenger trains change. Always expect a train at every highway-rail intersection. A train may extend three feet or more outside the steel rail, which makes the safety zone for pedestrians well beyond the rails themselves. Trains cannot stop quickly. It […]