Kansas Operation Lifesaver

Railroad Safety Public Education Program

Railroad Safety Public Education Program

Mission: To eliminate injuries and fatalities along railroad rights-of-way.

Federal Railroad Administration

#FactFriday: Trespassing along railroad rights-of-way is the leading cause of rail-related deaths in America. Practice rails safety everyday. #FRA #AlwaysExpectaTrain

Topeka Capital-Journal

A very sad reminder of why our mission is so valuable.

One killed early Tuesday after being struck by train near SW 57th and Topeka Blvd.

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

At OLI, we're passionate about preventing railroad crossing and trespass injuries and fatalities. Operation Lifesaver's network of authorized volunteers offer free rail safety programs to:

✅ Students in Classrooms
✅ Driver Education Students
✅ Community Service and Civic Groups
✅ Professional Bus and Truck Drivers
✅ Emergency Medical Technicians and First Responders

➡️ REQUEST A PRESENTATION: http://bit.ly/2J4yrlA

Saturday morning at the Varsolona Driving School, eager to learn about railroad safety!

See Tracks Think Train - The Can

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

"I have been an Operation Lifesaver [volunteer] for many years. I enjoy doing this knowing that I can help save lives." - Glenn M.

🚂 LEARN MORE: http://bit.ly/2YTxrXM

Many people don't know these signs exist. Find the Blue & White to Save Your Life. #SeeTracksThinkTrain #KSOL

Come see us at the train show in Hutchinson at the KS State Fair grounds in the Sunflower building. Open til 5 pm today and 10 to 3 Sunday.

Summer time means the start of driver education programs in many of the school districts across Kansas. Students at Circle High School in Towanda watch a video during a program presented by Matt Vogt on May 31st. If you are a driver education instructor and would like to have a free program on railroad crossing safety for your students, please contact us!

Young drivers at Varsolona driving school eager to learn about railroad safety on a Saturday morning!

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Locomotive engineers discuss what can happen when you don't pay attention near trains and railroad tracks.


Train strikes vehicle of sheriff's deputy in Midland, Texas

video.foxnews.com Raw video: The deputy moved forward onto the tracks as one train passed only to be struck by a second train.

South Carolina Operation Lifesaver

Cross Tracks Cautiously! Always look and listen for a train and never try to beat a train if you see or hear one approaching. The results are not worth it.

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Crossing tracks on a bicycle requires extra caution. Narrow wheels can get caught between the rails. Cross at a 90-degree angle. #BicycleSafetyMonth

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Tracks are for trains...Not people.

"It was a bad decision." Man who survived incident with train shares his story to keep kids safe https://bit.ly/2WWWBo3

Federal Railroad Administration

We can't say it enough: Even if railroad tracks look abandoned or used, they are private property and trespassing is illegal. And dangerous. If you see tracks, you should ALWAYS expect a train--at any time, and in any direction. #RailSafe #AlwaysExpectaTrain

Operation Lifesaver Massachusetts

More people are struck and killed by trains each year while trespassing than in motor vehicle collisions with trains at highway-rail grade crossings.

No Photo is Worth the Risk. #SeeTracksThinkTrain, #KeepClientsOffTracks

Federal Railroad Administration

Calling all photographers, models and graduates, don't take photographs on or near train tracks. #TracksAreforTrains not photoshoots!

Please share. It is dangerous and illegal to take photos on train tracks. #KSOL #SEETRACKSTHINKTRAIN

Calling all photographers, models and graduates, don't take photographs on or near train tracks. #TracksAreforTrains not photoshoots!

Quarterly Board Meeting in Emporia. Thanks to our board members for their commitment to Rail Safety! #seetracksthinktrain #KSOL


This Violent In-Car Video Shows What It's Like to Get Hit by a Train

thedrive.com Did that fake baby just fly out the window?

Barnyard Babies! I have made and passed out over 350 hats!

BNSF Railway

Spring means great weather to take outdoor portraits celebrating life's milestones – prom, graduations, engagements. Many photographers get asked to take photos on railroad tracks. We talked with professional photographers about out why that "perfect shot" isn't worth the risk on your life on #RailTalk: https://bit.ly/2KYjcz0


Campaign urging caution at railroad crossings relaunched

newschannel5.com "Stop. Trains Can't." is a $5.6 million public safety awareness campaign.

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! We are highlighting the good work that Operation Lifesaver state programs and volunteers do every day to make their communities safer. Thank you for helping us educate others and save lives.

Federal Railroad Administration

#FactFriday: Headphones and railroad crossings don’t mix. When approaching a crossing: Remove the headphones. Stop, look and listen for a train before crossing tracks. Stay alive. Let's be #RailSafe #AlwaysExpectaTrain

Image cred: Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

High school students, tell your friends: no prom or graduation photo is worth the risk! https://bit.ly/2O4czZM

On March 30th, Volunteer Adrian Hertog gave a presentation to students at the Midwest Driving School New Driver Education and Training program in Lawrence.

KS OL President Matt Vogt presented KS Highway Patrol Technical Trooper Chad Crittenden with his certificate for 5 years of service with Kansas Operation Lifesaver while at the KDOT Transportation Safety Conference in Wichita. Thank you Chad for your dedication!

Saturday morning and looking for education on how to be safe around railroad property and crossings!

Young drivers, Varsolona driving school, Saturday morning.

Attentive new drivers!

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

"Our goal is to get to zero incidents at railroad crossings and along railroad tracks. This generous gift will make a tremendous impact on our ability to share our valuable safety messages." -OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

A big thank you to these dedicated state program leaders from 36 states who traveled to Salt Lake City this week for our State Coordinator Summit! We appreciate all you do to make your communities safer.

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Did you know? Today's trains are quieter than ever. An approaching train is closer, and moving faster, than it appears.

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

🚂Railroad Safety Tip: Don't wear earbuds, or headphones, near railroad crossings. They make it hard to hear trains.

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Practicing rail safety is a New Year's resolution that can save your life. https://bit.ly/2EYYN8b

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Weather conditions such as snow and fog can reduce visibility drastically, making it hard to see a train coming. Stay alert near crossings.

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Happy Holidays!

You're expected home this Christmas.

Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Winter roads can be slick and dangerous. Take your time at rail crossings!

It takes more than a mile to stop a train.

According to preliminary FRA stats, there were 793 trespasser casualties in the US from January-September 2018.

Objects on tracks can shoot off and hit you.

Thinking it would be fun to put a coin on the tracks? Think again. It's dangerous - here's why.

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