Operation Lifesaver is the largest rail safety organization in the United States.[1] It was founded by the Union Pacific Railroad in the early 1970s.[2]

In 1972, the Idaho State Highway Patrol, then-Governor Cecil Andrus and the Union Pacific Railroad mounted campaign to promote “Stop, Look and Listen” safety at highway-rail grade crossings. The initial teams spoke to civic groups, school groups, school bus and truck drivers. Idaho experienced a 43% reduction in fatalities that first year.[3]

Operation Lifesaver provides educational material free of charge to schools and civic organizations and they actively recruit and train volunteers to speak on the subject of rail safety.[4]

Official Site Link:  https://oli.org/

Request Free Presentation Link:  https://oli.org/education-resources/request-a-presenter

Free Education Resources Link:  https://oli.org/education-resources