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Contact
Helen Sramek
Operation Lifesaver Inc.
hsramek@OLI.ORG
and
Stephen Laffey
Railroad safety specialist
At the Illinois Commerce Commission
slaffey@icc.illinois.gov
+ 1 217 785 90 26
and
Association of American Railroads
jmoller@aar.org ; Mmartino@aar.org


Total number of LX: 136 040

Accidents in 2007: 2772
Accidents in 2008: 2408
Accidents in 2009: 1895
These are collisions not accidents
Fatalities in 2007: 337
Fatalities in 2008: 290
Fatalities in 2009: 248

Awareness measures

OPERATION LIFESAVER AND AAR:
- EU/ILCAD video on their website
- OL Press release
- Link to ILCAD website

ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION:
- Promotion and dissemination of research into improving safety at level crossings via Transportation Research Records
- Acknowledgment of ILCAD at Mid-Year Meeting to be held in Tacoma, Washington on June 22, 2010
- EU/ILCAD video on their website
- Link to ILCAD website

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

Publication
- http://www.oli.org/news/press_release_detail.php?press_release_ID=223
- http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/network-rail-asks-exeter-would-it-kill-you-to-wait/
- http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=23649

Operation Lifesaver observes international crossing awareness day

Progressive Rail Roading - Today, Operation Lifesaver Inc. is observing International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) to raise awareness of grade crossing safety.
Tue 22 Jun, 4:48 pm
Operation Lifesaver observes international crossing awareness day http://bit.ly/aTM3yy
Wed 23 Jun, 1:34 am

RT @rail_pro_mag: Operation Lifesaver observes international crossing awareness day http://bit.ly/aTM3yy #RailRoad
Wed 23 Jun, 1:15 pm

Florida Operation Lifesaver June 22 — Help OL observe International Level Crossing Awareness Day (www.ilcad.org ) with 45 countries — tell others to use caution @ highway-rail grade crossings — obey traffic rules and be aware of the danger of risky behaviors at level crossings

Virginia Operation Lifesaver Tomorrow is International Level Crossing Awareness Day!

Check out this video: http://bit.ly/cNTw9m - Tomorrow is International Level Crossing Awareness Day - act safely around train tracks! Bottom of Form

Used by their trade press list, and it was used by Progressive Railroading online:
Operation Lifesaver observes international crossing awareness day
www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=23649

and the Transportation Communications Newsletter:
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/transport-communications/message/3258

Videos
- http://www.oli.org/shark/#tvshark

View online : Operation Lifesaver Inc