City of Regina Supports Rail Safety Initiative
Every year, dozens of Canadians are killed or seriously injured in collisions at railway crossings. In 2020, there were 129 such incidents in Canada, which killed 18 people and seriously injured another 12. Sadly, many of these tragedies are preventable.
Today, Operation Lifesaver Canada, in partnership with HUB Surface Systems and the City of Regina, unveiled fourteen new rail safety decals on 4th Avenue, 6th Avenue, 7th Avenue, and Elphinstone Street as part of the 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.” as Operation Lifesaver’s important rail-safety message. The goal of the decals is simple: to prevent tragic crossing incidents by making pedestrians and cyclists more aware of the need to be vigilant around railway crossings.
Operation Lifesaver Canada is a national public rail-safety program sponsored by Transport Canada, the Railway Association of Canada and its members. 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.
Residents can obtain more information about the Community Safety Partnership Program by visiting operationlifesaver.ca.