City News Flash

Posted on: January 27, 2018

Operation Lifesaver: Railroad Crossing Safety

Rail Crossing Safety

‘Think Train’ Safety Campaign

The new high-speed rail operator Brightline has teamed up with Florida Operation Lifesaver to promote safety awareness along the FEC Railway corridor. Pedestrians, motorists and cyclists are reminded to make safe choices around trains and railroad crossings.

  • Cross only where you see designated crossings
  • Always look both ways before crossing tracks
  • Trains are quiet, be extra alert
  • Never wear headphones or ear buds near train tracks -- there may not always be a train horn
  • Never cross tracks when you see a moving train
  • Never trespass on train tracks – it’s against the law
  • Never try to chase or outrun a train
  • Never walk or bike along train tracks
  • Stay behind the yellow line on train station platforms

Because of their size, trains appear to be much farther away and traveling much slower than they actually are. It takes a mile or more for a train to stop in an emergency. To learn more about rail safety, visit www.oli.org

Emergency Notfication System Public Service Video
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