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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.

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83% 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 2,100 incidents in 2017. Source: Federal Railroad Administration statistics.

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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.

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Purchase Materials at the OL Store

View and purchase official Operation Lifesaver merchandise and educational materials online through our authorized vendor, Morton Suggestion Co.

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State Contacts

Operation Lifesaver state programs across the U.S. are directed by State Coordinators.

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