Operation Lifesaver®

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  Office Of Safety
Federal Railroad Administration

  Office Of Safety
Federal Railroad Administration

We at the Federal Railroad Administration treat safety around the railroad very seriously. In fact, educating the public about railroad safety is one of our largest and most important outreach programs.

As a member of a growing number of certified Operation Lifesaver® presenters, our prime objective is to spread the message of rail-highway grade crossing safety and trespass prevention to school groups, civic organizations, and other interested parties.

Each year, hundreds of people die and thousands more are injured in crashes at highway-rail grade crossings or while trespassing on railroad property. Many people take trains "for granted" and because of that, they don't realize or comprehend the potential danger.

In 1998, New York State ranked third in the nation in deaths and injuries because of trespassing on railroad property.

Safety Reminders:

Railroad Safety Facts and Figures:

For More Information:

If you are interested in learning more about local (Rochester and its surrounding communities) Operation Lifesaver® activities, or if you would like to have an Operation Lifesaver® presentation at your school or civic group, please send us mail. Presentations are available for all age groups and audience sizes.

If you would like more information on Operation Lifesaver®, check out the National Operation Lifesaver® Home Page