HOMEWOOD, Ill. — With trespassing incidents and fatalities on the rise in the United States, CN is marking Rail Safety Week from May 2 to May 8, 2011, with a public awareness campaign that stresses the deadly risks of trespassing on railroad tracks and property.
CN Police are issuing a call to action with their SEE IT? REPORT IT! You Could Save a Life initiative, urging members of the public to call CN Police at 1- 800-465-9239 when they witness unsafe behavior on railroad property.
“Disobeying railroad crossing signals or trespassing on railroad property is dangerous and illegal. We don’t tolerate people who put their lives – and the lives of others – at risk. We are getting tougher about enforcing the law, and are engaging the public in helping CN Police fight unsafe activity,” said CN Police Chief Bobby Walker. “Help us by reporting dangerous behavior you see; you could save a life. At CN, when it comes to safety, there is no compromise.”
CN Police will be out in full force during Rail Safety Week, conducting safety blitzes at commuter stations, CN intermodal terminals and railroad crossings in the United States and Canada. This year, CN is increasing its focus on commuter stations, to target a larger audience of rail users, many of whom are parents who will be urged to pass on safety information to their children.