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Rail Safety at a Glance via CN Rail

Rail Safety at a Glance via CN Rail

“Each time you cross a railroad track irresponsibly there is a potential danger.
At CN, we look out for each other,
and by everyone looking out for others in their communities, we can help keep them safe.
Our ultimate goal is to bring railroad crossing/trespassing accidents down to zero. Together we can save lives.
.1. Speed Misperception
Because of their size, trains appear to be much further away and traveling much slower than their actual speed. Don’t be
2. Trains Can’t Stop Quickly
The average train needs at least 2 km to stop. Trains can stop, but they can’t stop quickly!
3. Trespassing
Taking a shortcut across the
tracks or being on railway property is illegal and trespassers can be seriously injured or killed.
4. Weight Ratio
An average freight train weighs
over 5,500 tonnes. Compare that
to a car, which weighs about 1.5 tonne. A train hitting a car is like a car hitting a pop can.
5. Railway Cars
Stopped railway cars can move at
any time. If you’re on one or near
one when it moves, you could lose a limb or worse, your life.
6. Tunnels and Bridges
Tunnels, bridges, and trestles
are only designed for trains. Trespassers can be seriously injured or killed.
7. Overhang
Trains can carry loads that are wider than the railroad cars themselves. They can have chains, straps, or other equipment that may extend outside the car. If you are standing too close, you could get hit.
8. Any time is Train Time
Trains do not always run on a schedule. They can run at any time, on any track and come from either direction.
9. CN Police number
Together we can help save lives! If you witness any unsafe situation near the railroad, please call 1‑800‑465‑9239.
10. Pledge for safety
Act today.
Take the pledge at mysafetypledge.com.
Spread the word >>
#RailSafety #LookListenLive
Rail Safety Tips
Keep these rail safety tips handy and share them with someone today – help us save lives!”
Source: CN Rail https://www.cn.ca/railsafety

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