Why the Media?
One of the 3 E's of Operation Lifesaver is "Education". Part of Education is getting the Operation Lifesaver message to the Public. One of the best ways to accomplish this, is to use the Media to get the OL message to the public!
View/Listen to Public Service Announcements
We reach out to the community across TV and Radio via our
educational Public Service Announcements or PSAs. These PSAs
are available for viewing, listening, or downloading thru the
national Operation Lifesaver website by clicking on the following link:
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
The latest preliminary crossing collision information published by the Federal Railroad Administration can be obtained by clicking on the following highlighted link: Figures for pedestrian trespassing incidents can be obtained by clicking on the following link:
Railway Statistics for OK
REMEMBER, railroad tracks, rail yards and rail equipment are private property and anyone trespassing is subject to arrest and fines. Additional statistics can be found by clicking on the menu items on the right.
Highway/Rail Grade Crossing - The general area where a roadway intersects a railway.
Public Grade Crossing - A highway/rail grade crossing where the roadway is under the jurisdiction and maintained by a public entity.
Private Grade Crossing - At-grade crossings where the highway is privately owned and is intended for use by the owner or by the owner’s licensees and invitees. It is not intended for public use and is not maintained by a public highway authority.
Active Highway/Rail Grade Crossing Devices - Traffic control devices that give positive notice to highway users of the approah or presence of a train. Active devices include flashing light signals, automatic gates, and other similar devices activated by a train passing over a detection circuit or, in some instances, by manually operated devices.
Passive Warning Devices - Non-electric traffic control devices, including signs, markings and other devices located at or in advance of a crossing to indicate the presence of a crossing. The purpose is to alert highway users to prepare for and take appropriate evasive action. Passive warning devices include:
Cross Bucks - White reflecting X-shaped signs with "RAILROAD CROSSING" in black lettering, located alongside the roadway at railroad tracks. Cross bucks should be considered to be the same as a yield sign.
Advance Warning Sign - A round yellow sign with "R X R." It is located alongside the highway in advance of the crossing and is designed to notify a motorist of a highway/rail crossing ahead.