New Sidewalk Decals Add to Railway Safety
The City of Windsor has installed two railway safety decals on the sidewalk near the tracks on McDougall Street by the new Catholic Central School.
The decals were provided by Operation Lifesaver (OL) Canada and HUB Surface Systems as part of OL’s Look. Listen. Live. Community Safety Partnership Program. Each bright yellow decal features a black silhouette of a train as well as the words “Look. Listen. Live.” — OL’s rail-safety message. The goal of the decals is simple: to prevent tragic crossing incidents by making pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers more aware of the need to be vigilant around railway crossings.
Every year, dozens of Canadians are killed or seriously injured in collisions at railway crossings. There were 159 incidents in Canada in 2022, which killed 14 people and seriously injured another 27.
About Operation Lifesaver Canada
Operation Lifesaver Canada is a national public rail-safety program sponsored by Transport Canada, the Railway Association of Canada and its members, including CN, CPKC, VIA Rail, Metrolinx, exo, West Coast Express and Genesee & Wyoming, among others. Through its national network of Rail Safety Ambassadors, partnerships with safety councils, police, the trucking industry and community groups, and innovative tools such as its virtual-reality Look. Listen. Live. campaign, Operation Lifesaver Canada works to save lives by educating Canadians about the hazards of rail crossings and trespassing on railway property. Canadians can keep up to date on the latest rail safety news by visiting OperationLifesaver.ca.