The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with local law enforcement agencies statewide to remind motorists and pedestrians of the importance of rail safety. The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) is coordinating the fifth, statewide Illinois Rail Safety Week, which runs from September 23rd to 29th, in partnership with Metra Railroad, and with support from state, county, and local law enforcement agencies, railroads, schools, and various private sector agencies.
Sheriff Mark Curran stated, “Please make safety your priority when you are near railroad tracks and I encourage parents to pass this information on to their children. When you see train signals, heed the warning and stop – the likelihood of surviving a train collision is slim.”
According to Operation Lifesaver, a national nonprofit public safety education organization;
If you would like more information about Illinois Rail Safety Week, please visit www.illinoisrailsafetyweek.org or contact the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.
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