is a non-profit organization that works to prevent
death and injuries at Highway-Railroad grade crossings and Railroad right-of-ways.
Approximately every two hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a
train. About half of all crossing collisions occur at highway-rail intersections with
flashing lights and/or gates.
About every 3 hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train.
Operation Lifesaver is working to change people's behavior around railroad tracks and crossings with the
national public awareness campaign, See Tracks? Think Train!
Is a phone call worth your life?
According to the AAA, 67% of drivers admit to talking on cell phones while driving,
and 21% read or send text messages or email while driving. That figure rises to 40%
for drivers under the age of 35.
Trains CANNOT stop
quickly! An average freight train traveling 55 mph can take a mile or more
to stop. That is the length of 18 football fields. Learn More
Become a Volunteer
Each year, Operation Lifesaver's network of trained Volunteers conduct free programs on rail safety education for hundreds of groups around the country.