Video Shows Why You Should Take the Pledge for Rail Safety

Posted on: September 23, 2021 in Safety, Transit

SunRail Lets the Public See What Train Engineers See, and It’s Really Scary

To remind Central Floridians not to stop or walk on train tracks, SunRail has launched a new “Never Will I Ever” campaign. This video — released as part of Rail Safety Week 2021, Sept. 20-26 — shows how reckless some travelers are around train tracks.

SunRail invited several local people to view behind-the-scenes footage from the perspective of SunRail train engineers. The camera shows a series of narrow misses — and some collisions — as the region’s drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists refuse to stay off the tracks when a train is coming.

“Every collision at a grade crossing and on the tracks is preventable,” says SunRail, on its website. That’s why Central Florida’s Commuter train line is urging everyone to take a pledge to stay alert and stay off the tracks. Take the pledge here.

MetroPlan Orlando also urges Central Floridians to follow simple precautions to help eliminate crashes, injuries, and fatalities around train tracks. This is one way we can absolutely make our region safer.

To learn more about national Rail Safety Week 2021, check out Operation Lifesaver, a rail safety education site.

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