Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) the national rail safety education nonprofit, is working in partnershp with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other organizations to observe the second national Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 23-29, 2018.

The theme of this year's Rail Safety Week is “Stop Track Tragedies.”

While the number of highway-rail crossing collisions, deaths and injuries has dropped over the past five decades, it's still a startling fact that about every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train. The goal of RSW is to raise awareness across the United States of the need for rail safety education and empower the general public to keep themselves safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way.

Together, we can save families and communities from enduring these heartbreaking tragedies.

Get social for Rail Safety Week! Use the #RailSafetyWeek or #STOPTrackTragedies hashtags! Sharable Rail Safety Week assets are available in our event materials page https://oli.org/about-us/news/event-materials