Rail Safety Education
Rail Safety Month Toolkits
DRIVE FOR CHANGE
VPRA has partnered with, Youth of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO)YOVASO and their Drive for Change campaign, to educate teens and new drivers on the importance of buckling up, slowing down, and staying safe when walking or driving around rail tracks. Participating schools will promote rail safety in September through social media, school-wide announcements, and peer advocacy. Students are encouraged to submit a Rail Safety tagline to VPRA. The winning tagline will be the theme for 2023 Rail Safety Month and be featured in Amtrak Virginia advertising.
Rail safety is a team effort and everyone needs to do their part in sharing knowledge and facts that will help deter unsafe behavior and reduce incidents along tracks and trains. Here are our top 5 rail safety tips:
- Never walk on or around train tracks.
- Never go around lowered crossing gates.
- Obey all warning signals and devices.
- Look and listen for trains in both directions.
- Never run to catch the train