Training Module Promotes Safety at Railroad Crossings
March 17, 2000
Operation Lifesaver and its safety partners, including the American Trucking Assns., have developed a new truck driver safety video and training module.Your License or Your Life
is designed to help prevent future catastrophes at highway-rail grade crossings. Information on new federal regulations which specify a 60-day suspension from driving for those convicted of disobeying highway-railroad crossing laws, and a discussion of five critical driving situations at railroad crossings are included in the video.
Vickie Carpenter, an American Trucking Assns. America's Road Team Captain who participated in the video, said, “As a truck driver, it is of utmost importance to me that our roads are as safe as they can be. I am happy to play a role in getting this message about safety at railroad crossings out to other truck drivers. If we can get even a few drivers to improve their habits after watching this video, all motorists will benefit.''
Operation Lifesaver, which has programs in 49 states, has been credited with helping to save 10,000 lives and preventing 40,000 injuries since its inception in 1972 in Idaho. It is a nonprofit, public information organization dedicated to reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights-of-way, tracks and trestles. For more information contact Operation Lifesaver at (800) 537-6224.