Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Rail Safety Week 2021 Results Report Shows Impact of Activities and Campaigns
WASHINGTON, DC, November 30, 2021 – This year’s observance of Rail Safety Week, September 20-26, reached millions of people through events and activities as well as digital media campaigns and other online messaging, rail safety education nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) reveals in its online Rail Safety Week 2021 Results Report.
Rail Safety Week is an annual collaborative effort among Operation Lifesaver, Inc., state Operation Lifesaver programs, and rail safety partners across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, spearheaded by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), Operation Lifesaver Canada and the Mexican Association of Railroads (AMF).
Every three hours a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States. OLI’s mission is to empower the public to make safe choices when driving or walking near railroad tracks and trains.
“Across the United States, Operation Lifesaver programs shared the rail safety message with a unified voice, joining our North American partners, Operation Lifesaver Canada and the Mexican Association of Railroads to #STOPTrackTragedies,” said OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh. “We are grateful for the commitment and passion that these programs and partners exhibited in support of OL’s mission.
“In addition, our federal government and private sector rail safety partners in the U.S. shared our Rail Safety Week campaigns and messaging, ensuring another successful observance,” she continued. “We look forward to having even more partners and supporters join us for next year’s Rail Safety Week, September 19-25, 2022.”
The interactive Rail Safety Week 2021 Results Report is designed for optimal viewing on laptops or desktops, allowing users to view videos and other materials while scrolling through the report online. A downloadable PDF version of the interactive report will be available in the coming weeks at www.oli.org.
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About Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc.is a non-profit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks. A national network of trained volunteers gives free presentations on rail safety and a public awareness campaign, “See Tracks? Think Train!” provides tips and statistics to encourage safe behavior near the tracks. Learn more about Rail Safety Week; follow OLI on social media viaFacebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, PinterestandYouTube.