Safe Kids.org launched “Safe Crossing Week” for the week of November 1 through November 7 to teach children about how to be safe around railroad crossings. This year’s program is called “Teaching Safety for Life.”
Safe Kids “Top Railroad Safety Rules” for parents to teach their children include:
- Railroad tracks are dangerous, don’t play around them. Only cross tracks at marked crossings and always look both ways.
- Obey railroad signs and signals, paying attention to warning bells or train whistles.
- Never cross a train track when a train is approaching even if it seems very far away.
- Walk bicycles across tracks.
- Stand at least 10 giant steps away from tracks.
According to Safe Kids, around 744 people were killed and 1,372 were injured in train accidents last year in the United States. Twenty-two of the victims that were killed and 120 of those injured were children, 14 years of age and under.
For more information about Railroad Safety, see the Safe Kids web-site.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.