Level Railway Crossing Educational Blitz

LOOK, LISTEN, LIVE, and that “Any time is train time!”

Level Railway Crossing Educational Blitz
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Dave Cross

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Sgt. Dave Cross #1932 is the Media Relations Officer with the Halton Regional Police Service. His office is located at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON.

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Next Thursday October 3rd, Halton Regional Police will be partnering up with GO Transit Safety Officers as part of GTA-wide campaign to educate drivers about railway crossings.  A level railway crossing has been identified in Oakville where police and Transit Safety officers will be handing out educational materials to drivers.  The Burloak crossing is a busy area for both vehicle and train traffic.

Officers on this campaign will stop traffic momentarily at each rail crossing and speak directly to drivers and pedestrians.  During the exchange the officers will provide educational material on railway safety.
The Burloak crossing will be targeted in the afternoon from 4 p.m. through to 8 p.m.
Our purpose in participating in this event is to remind motorists and pedestrians about what to do when encountering a railway crossing, including:

 When at a crossing, slow down, look both ways and listen before crossing the tracks.
 Do not cross the track until you are sure the train or trains have passed and activated warning lights have stopped flashing.
 If a train is coming, stop at least five metres from the nearest rail.
 Always wait for gates to go up before proceeding cautiously over tracks (trains could be passing through a crossing at any time.
 Do not cross the track until you are sure the train or trains have passed. Avoid stopping directly on the railway tracks during heavy traffic congestion.

This initiative was conceived several months ago and our mutual goal is to raise awareness about rail crossing safety across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas.
Our message to drivers, pedestrians and cyclists is to LOOK, LISTEN, LIVE, and that “Any time is train time!”
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