Red Out for Rail Safety 2018
The SMART Team is wearing red today for Red Out for Rail Safety as part of National #RailSafetyWeek to remind everyone to think safety first near all tracks, trains, and at station platforms.
We all have a part in helping to create a rail safe community. You can help promote rail safety awareness today by also wearing red and posting a photo of yourself, using the hashtags #RedOutForRailSafety, #SMARTsafety, and #SaveLivesTell5. Remember to share some of our key safety tips with your friends, family members, and social media followers:
-Never walk on the tracks—it’s dangerous and illegal.
-Wait for the gate. Pay attention to signs and signals at railroad crossings. Wait for the bells and lights to stop, and for the gates to rise before crossing the tracks.
-Distractions are dangerous. Stay alert and aware near tracks, trains and at station platforms. Don’t be distracted by cell phones, texting and headphones.
-Don’t risk it. Drivers should never rush through railroad crossings to avoid waiting. Never stop your car on the tracks—drive through crossings only when you can make it safely through to the other side.