Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Unveils Exciting New Look for ProDriver Challenge Interactive eLearning
WASHINGTON, DC, July 10, 2023 – Startling statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration reveal that approximately one in four railroad crossing collisions in the U.S. involve tractor-trailer trucks and other vehicles requiring a Commercial Driver License (CDL). To address this, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), the nonprofit rail safety education and awareness organization, has updated its ProDriver ChallengeeLearning program helping drivers prepare to make safe choices when navigating railroad crossings along their routes.
The ProDriver Challenge offers an interactive online learning experience for CDL drivers, putting users at the controls of a virtual dashboard where they make important safety decisions as the driver of a box truck or 18-wheeler. With its fresh makeover, the ProDriver Challenge offers an immersive and dynamic online learning experience. Drivers can access the eLearning at oli.org/prodriver.
“In the simulated driving environment of the ProDriver Challenge, drivers are exposed to several driving scenarios that demand quick thinking and critical decision-making,” says OLI ExecutiveDirector Rachel Maleh. “This virtual learning environment allows drivers to learn from mistakes without real-world consequences, while mastering essential safety signs, signals and best practices. We want all professional drivers to know about this FREE dynamic rail safety education tool and invite them to take the ProDriver Challenge. Working together, we can stop track tragedies.”
With railroads operating approximately 140,000 route miles across the country and 212,000 highway-railroad grade crossings in the U.S., making safe choices around tracks and trains is critical for professional drivers. Every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train.
OLI offers additional safety resources for professional drivers, including brochures, posters, videos and educational Public Service Announcements sharing the rail safety message. Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteers, or OLAVs, offer free rail safety presentations to a wide range of audiences across the U.S. – including professional drivers. To schedule a presentation, learn more about becoming a volunteer and making a difference in your community, visit oli.org today.
About Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to stopping track tragedies. For more than 50 years, Operation Lifesaver programs have saved lives via public awareness campaigns and a network of trained volunteers across the U.S. who give free presentations encouraging safe behavior near railroad tracks and trains. The Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) national office supports the efforts of state programs in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Explore OLI's virtual library of rail safety materials on the oli.org website. Learn more about OLI, the annual observance of Rail Safety Week, how to request a free presentation and become a volunteer. Follow OLI on social media via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.