Rail Safety Education

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See Tracks, Think Train signThe Rail Corridor Vision Study (RCVS) is the centerpiece of the Coastal Mobility and Livability Study (CMLS), an extensive effort by the City of Encinitas to examine mobility issues and identify opportunities for improvements in the 6-mile Encinitas Rail Corridor. The rail corridor is heavily utilized by both commuter and freight trains traveling at significant speeds, which presents safety hazards to citizens and tourists who also interface with the corridor throughout the day. For this reason, the RCVS identifies a need to provide relevant, meaningful rail safety education that will help people safely navigate this busy corridor in the city. Injuries and fatalities near railroads are preventable problems. Consistent training and reinforcement will help make safe behavior part of our culture and daily routines.

Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities, and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. They are the recognized leader in providing public safety education and ending deaths and injuries due to trespassing and collisions on tracks.

Man vs. Train safety posterThe Operation Lifesaver website contains a large library of free brochures, safety tips, videos, and other educational materials for audiences of all ages. The materials are divided into sections based on the intended audience:

  • Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • New Drivers
  • General Adults
  • Professional Drivers
  • School Bus Drivers

We encourage you to check out the tools and tips provided by Operation Lifesaver and share with your neighbors and loved ones. Make safety a priority when you are in or near the rail corridor!