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Contact

- Helen Sramek, Operation Lifesaver Inc.

and

- Association of American Railroads

  • J. Moller: jmoller@aar.org ;


pre-recorded speech of Helen Sramek, Operation Lifesaver inc. USA for ILCAD 2012


pre-recorded speech of Mike Martino, AAR USA for ILCAD 2012


Total number of LX in 2007: 137 634
Total number of LX in 2008: 137 507
Total number of LX in 2009: 136 040
Total number of LX in 2010: 217 269
Total number of LX in 2011: 211 708

Total number of crossing accidents in 2007: 2 778
Total number of crossing accidents in 2008: 2 430
Total number of crossing accidents in 2009: 1 331
Total number of crossing accidents in 2010: 2 017
Total number of crossing accidents in 2011: 1 956

Since 1972 -84% fewer collisions

Total number of crossing fatalities in 2007: 339
Total number of crossing fatalities in 2008: 290
Total number of crossing fatalities in 2009: 243
Total number of crossing fatalities in 2010: 256
Total number of crossing fatalities in 2011: 248

Awareness measures

Activities will be taking place across the country in conjunction with ILCAD, including crossing blitzes (special education effort in areas with high numbers of incidents), special trains, positive enforcement exercises, safety presentations, press conferences, disseminating safety messages through advertising and social media, and many other events.
List of measures taken in the U.S.A. that have improved significantly the safety at level crossings:

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Operation Lifesaver rail safety awareness program in the USA based on the 3 Es : Engineering, Education, Enforcement.

While we have made great progress in reducing the number of crashes (since the creation of Operation Lifesaver USA in 1972 (84% minor collisions, a big reduction in the number of deaths and injuries at crossings in the USA), safety at level crossings is important as ever.
See statistics: http://oli.org/about-us/news/collisions-casulties

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LIST OF EVENTS IN THE USA

Partners
- Operation Lifesaver Inc. http://www.oli.org
- [Illinois Commerce Commission http://www.icc.illinois.gov/
- Transportation Research Board Committee on Highway/rail Grade Crossing Safety
- [Association of American Railroads http://www.aar.org
- Illinois Commerce Commission
- BNSF Railway
- CSXT
- Kansas City Southern
- Norfolk Southern
- Union Pacific
- Canadian National
- Canadian Pacific

Publications