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The Risk is Real

Watch The Risk is Real. Whether driving or walking, in a hurry or right on time – making safe choices around trains and tracks is always the right choice.

driver taking a risk at a crossing
Every 3 hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train. You can #STOPTrackTragedies!

Make good choices and share the rail safety message with your friends and family.

Learn what all drivers need to know about railroad crossings
Shortcuts are not worth the risk! Stay alert at places where the roadway crosses train tracks.
Stay off! Stay away! Stay safe!® Trains are quieter and move faster than you think. They can run at any time, on any track in either direction.

Always expect a train.

Learn about safety near trains.
See Tracks? Think Train!® Know what to do when you see railroad signs and signals.

Know the facts, recognize the signs and make safe choices.

Know your rail signs and signals
Get Out! Get Away! Find The Blue and White Sign. If your vehicle gets stuck or stalls at a crossing, get everyone out and far away immediately, even if you do not see a train.

Call the number on the Blue and White Emergency Notification System (ENS) sign and share the crossing ID number with the dispatcher. No sign? Dial 911.

Watch our Find the Blue and White ENS Sign PSA
Volunteer with us! Become an Operation Lifesaver Volunteer.

 Join our dedicated volunteers who deliver the rail safety message across the U.S.

Learn more and volunteer

Our #STOPTrackTragedies Public Service Announcement campaign tells the real stories of people who have been personally affected by rail-related incidents and why you should always use caution near railroad tracks and trains.

See the PSAs