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Sep 24
Save a life

 

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This is a guest post by Brent Taylor, social media specialist with METRO.

The life you save could be your own.

This week, METRO joins organizations around the country in National Rail Safety Week, an event designed to highlight several aspects of sharing space with trains- be it freight or passenger, heavy or light.

Throughout the week, we'll look at things like staying safe at rail crossings (both in the car and on foot), the dangers of trespassing on tracks, and how to be a good rider on METRORail. There will be safety events at some rail stations, and on Friday, we're calling on everyone to wear red to "red out" for rail safety.

The project is led by Operation Lifesaver, a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization, focusing on reducing fatalities and injuries on and around railroad tracks. The organization began in 1972 after the state government of Idaho realized a need for a public education campaign.  Since then, the project has spread around the country and into Canada.Brent Bitmoji 2a.jpg

This year, the theme for National Rail Safety week is #StopTrackTragedies. Be sure to follow METRO on Facebook and Twitter to see the latest posts.

 

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Trains are lethal to drivers but so are 18-wheelers. The problem with cars is driver distraction and excess speed in the city of Houston. The METRO Police Department could monitor drivers along the rail lines for compliance with the Texas Transportation code. It would not take long for the driving public along METRORail lines to take greater care.
Pedestrians and bicyclists should not wear earphones when navigating vehicular traffic. We all ought to be aware of what is going on at all times. Finally, and unfortunately, one should not rule out suicide or murder by train.
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  • System Account
 on 9/24/2018 10:12 PM

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Great point Mike
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  • System Account
 on 9/26/2018 8:41 AM

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