City of Regina Supports Rail Safety Week
The City of Regina has once again partnered with Operation Lifesaver Canada to unveil 16 new rail safety decals at railroad crossings along 4th Avenue, 6th Avenue, Albert Street, and Elphinstone Street for Rail Safety Week which runs from September 19th to 25th.
Each bright yellow decal features a black silhouette of a train, as well as the “Look. Listen. Live.” 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. In 2021 there were 199 such incidents in Canada, including the tragic deaths of 58 people, and serious injury to another 41. Sadly, almost all of these tragedies were preventable.
Through Operation Lifesaver’s Look.Listen.Live Community Safety Partnership Program, municipalities across Canada find locations where rail-safety decals can be installed to remind people to be situationally aware around 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, Operation Lifesaver Canada works to save lives by educating Canadians about the hazards of rail crossings and trespassing on railway property.
Residents can learn more about Operation Lifesaver Canada by visiting operationlifesaver.ca