Making the Safety Commitment
Those who take the rail safety pledge can use the share button to post on social media. Using the hashtags #IPledgeYouPledge and #RailSafety, Amtrak encourages others to make their own commitment to saving lives:
- I will make safe choices around railroad tracks and trains by obeying warning signs and always expecting a train.
- I will stay off the tracks including when taking photographs or filming videos and will never walk on or too close to railroad tracks (it’s dangerous and illegal).
- I will only walk, ride or drive across railroad tracks at designated crossings.
- I will share the rail safety message with my friends and family.
Every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train. Making the right choices can save lives while railroads continue the vital business of delivering goods and people.
“While we show up every day to deliver a safe experience for our customers, employees and communities, we can only do so much as individuals,” said Steve Predmore, Amtrak executive VP. “Rail Safety is a team effort. As we continue to grow, the best resource to address track incidents is to come together as one.”
Amtrak said it continues to work closely with OLI to #STOPTrackTragedies by emphasizing the dangers of being on rail property or disregarding warnings at crossings.