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Truck Stop Ad Campaign is Underway

Posted on Oct 9, 2015

Texas Operation Lifesaver and Union Pacific have rolled out a 60-day digital truck stop ad campaign to remind truck drivers to be aware and operate safely at all railroad crossings. Look for these signs at the diesel...

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New Railroad Safety Ad Campaign for Truck Drivers

Posted on Sep 30, 2015

Texas Operation Lifesaver and Union Pacific roll out targeted ads for big rigs WHAT: Beginning October 1, 2015, Texas truck drivers will begin seeing new ads reminding them to be careful at railroad crossings when they stop to fill up at select fueling stations across the state. The ads are part of a campaign being launched by Texas Operation Lifesaver, thanks to a grant secured from the Federal Highway Administration. The new program will consist of digital messaging at diesel pumps located at truck stops and service stations, specifically aimed at catching the attention of CDL drivers....

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Operation Lifesaver Urges Professional Photographers to Stay Safe, Stay Away from Train Tracks

Posted on Sep 19, 2015

As the fall season approaches and high school seniors start thinking about getting their senior photos taken, Operation Lifesaver (www.oli.org), along with Texas Operation Lifesaver, is urging professional photographers to refrain from taking photos of high school seniors and other subjects on train tracks or trestles. Last year, more than 800 people were injured or killed while trespassing on railroad property in the U.S., according to preliminary Federal Railroad Administration statistics. “We know that photographers seek creative portrait settings; however, using train tracks as a...

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Be a Rail Safety Role Model for Your Kids

Posted on Sep 12, 2015

Be a rail safety role model for your kids – OLI can help! Whether you have kids or grandkids, we know that keeping them safe is always top of mind. According to an infographic by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one child under age 13 is involved in a car crash every 34 seconds. This month, the observance of Child Passenger Safety Week (September 13-19) is a good time to think about the safety of kids in all modes of transportation. While choosing the right car seat and making seatbelts non-negotiable are focal points next week, modeling safe behavior around...

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Texas Operation Lifesaver Conducts Rail Safety Class in El Paso

Posted on Aug 16, 2015

Texas Operation Lifesaver Conducts Rail Safety Class in El Paso

In August, Texas Operation Lifesaver conducted a Rail Safety Awareness seminar for law enforcement in El Paso. Attendees included law enforcement personnel from the El Paso Sheriff’s Office, Texas Tech Police Department, and the Constable’s Office (Precinct 3). Instructors were Officers Jose Melero and Andrew Neverkovec, both from the El Paso Sheriff’s Office; and Colleen Martinez, Coordinator, Field Safety Support, BNSF Railway. The officers learned rail related enforcement strategies to implement in their respective jurisdictions. Texas Operation Lifesaver sponsors the...

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