Vote for OL’s PSAs in the People’s Telly Award (YouTube) Contest

Telly Awards

WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 201 - Operation Lifesaver ( wants you to check out our entries in the People’s Telly Award contest, open now on YouTube. You can add your vote for Operation Lifesaver’s new distracted driving videos.  

Please click on each of the links below to take a look and vote THUMBS UP for both of Operation Lifesaver’s 30-second distracted driving PSAs (public service announcements).  It only takes a minute, and the final rating period ends June 11. 

Male Buddies (humorous) OL Distracted Driver spot:

Female (serious) OL Distracted Driver spot:

“These new PSAs are winning raves from rail safety advocates across the nation, and we are proud to have entered them in this year’s Telly Awards,” says Helen Sramek, president of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. “Through YouTube, we can remind millions of drivers about the importance of avoiding distractions at all intersections, including highway-rail grade crossings. The PSAs are also being shared by our safety partners in the Facebook community, further increasing their reach,” Sramek noted.

Media Contact

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] 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]

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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Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
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Fax: 703-519-8267
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