USA Today article touts Operation Lifesaver ProDriver Challenge

WASHINGTON, DC, August 12, 2011 – USA Today highlights Operation Lifesaver’s newest education tool for professional drivers, the ProDriver Challenge, in a story on recent deadly collisions between big trucks and trains. The article, which calls the ProDriver Challenge an “online safety video game,” features quotes from truck drivers who have found this tool useful in preparing them for encountering crossings on the road.

The article also quotes Marmie Edwards, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. vice president of communications, who explains that, in the ProDriver Challenge’s simulated driving environment, “drivers are exposed to worst-case scenarios that require quick thinking and critical decision-making.”

Operation Lifesaver hopes to reach 100,000 drivers in the program’s first year, with the goal of reducing deadly truck-train crashes.

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. is a national, non-profit safety education group whose goal is to eliminate deaths and injuries at railroad crossings and along railroad rights of way. Operation Lifesaver has programs in all 50 states, with trained and certified presenters who provide free safety talks to community groups, school bus drivers, truck drivers and student drivers to raise awareness around railroad tracks and trains. For more information, and to request a free safety presentation, visit www.oli.org.     

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Operation Lifesaver, Inc. understands the importance of the news media’s role in helping the public make safe decisions around tracks and trains.

To request further information about Operation Lifesaver’s activities, or for additional safety information, email general[at]oli.org or contact our national headquarters office at 703-739-0308.

If you are a reporter seeking information for a local news story, view our list of state Operation Lifesaver program contacts.

If you are on deadline for a story and would like Operation Lifesaver, Inc.'s perspective on a highway-rail safety or trespass prevention topic, email news[at]oli.org

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Our team consists of nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety, state coordinators who lead the efforts in states across the U.S. and a national office in Washington, D.C., that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages. 

 

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