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Posted on September 15, 2021 at 4:18 PM by Shayndel Jones
The Largest Rail Safety Law Enforcement Initiative during Rail Safety Week 2021
Kansas Highway Patrol, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee Police Department will join Amtrak Police and more than 600 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement departments for "Operation Clear Track" on Tuesday, September 21 during Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 20-26, to raise awareness and enforce railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws nationwide. “Operation Clear Track” is the largest single law enforcement railroad safety operation in the U.S.
The goal of Rail Safety Week’s “Operation Clear Track” is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks. Law enforcement will be stationed at targeted railroad grade crossings, handing out railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians and issuing warnings and citations to violators.
Federal statistics show that every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. “Operation Clear Track” is an effort by Operation Lifesaver Inc., Amtrak Police and law enforcement partners nationwide to raise awareness about the need for caution near railroad tracks and trains.
For more information, visit the Rail Safety Week landing page and Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s website for safety tips and statistics. Contact email@example.com or MediaRelations@amtrak.com for more information on “Operation Clear Track.”
About Kansas Highway Patrol
The Kansas Highway Patrol is devoted to providing Service, Courtesy and Protection to citizens and travelers in Kansas. Troopers and law enforcement officers are dedicated to enforcing critical traffic laws to keep citizens safe as they travel to their destinations. Learn more at kansashighwaypatrol.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For 50 years, Amtrak has connected America and transformed transportation by modernizing train travel and building for the future. Amtrak will continue to play an important role in the national transportation network for the next 50 years and beyond by operating a safe, environmentally efficient and fiscally responsible business by providing travelers with an experience that sets a new standard. Book travel, check train status, access your eTicket and more through the Amtrak app. Learn more at Amtrak.com and connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks. A national network of trained volunteers gives free presentations on rail safety and a public awareness campaign, “See Tracks? Think Train!” provides tips and statistics to encourage safe behavior near the tracks. OLI leads an international observance of Rail Safety Week each September. Learn more about Rail Safety Week; follow OLI on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest.
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