Your children learned about rail safety from CN police officers at day camp
The YMCAs of Québec - September 28 2016
CN police officers toured YMCA of Québec day camps in Montréal over the summer. In partnership with Operation Lifesaver, they gave children important information on adopting safe practices around railways and crossings, as well as the dangers of trespassing, to help reduce the risk of accidents. CN police officers visited a total of 8 day camps, where the initiative reached more than 800 young people.
CN’s rail crossing and trespassing safety tips are:
- Never walk or play on train tracks. It's dangerous and illegal.
- Never play or stay near a stopped train.
- Cross train tracks at designated highway/railroad crossings.
- Look for signals and respect them.
- Be prepared to stop at crossings.
- Cross the tracks in low gear; do not change gears while crossing.
- Stalled vehicle? Get out quickly and move away from the vehicle and tracks.
- Listen for warning bells and whistles when approaching a crossing.
- Remember: a train can hide another.
- Keep the CN Police number handy: 1-800-465-9239.
- Take the CN Rail Safety Pledge and act today to help save lives at mysafetypledge.com.
For more information, please read our press release.