Together, we can save lives at railroad crossings and on train tracks.
Thank you to our state programs and safety partners for supporting Rail Safety Week, September 20-26, 2021 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico! Together, we're making communities safer.
Safety Near Trains
While the number of highway-rail crossing collisions, deaths and injuries has dropped over the past five decades, it’s still a startling fact that about every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train.
82% Decline in Collisions
We’ve helped to reduce the number of train/motor vehicle collisions from a 1972 high of roughly 12,000 annual incidents to approximately 2,200 incidents in 2019. Source: Federal Railroad Administration statistics.
Help Raise Awareness
Operation Lifesaver's network of authorized volunteers share a common goal: To reduce the likelihood of collisions between people/vehicles and trains through rail safety education. You can help us spread the word. (Photo credit: Louisiana Operation Lifesaver)