Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver is a 501(c)(3) educational organization in the United States dedicated to promoting safety at railroad grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way.

Operation Lifesaver is an organization originally started in Idaho in 1972 as a six-week, one-time public awareness campaign sponsored by the office of Governor Cecil Andrus, the Idaho Peace Officers and Union Pacific Railroad after years of increasing grade crossing accidents.

As a result of Operation Lifesaver, grade crossing-related fatalities dropped by forty-three percent. The next year, the Operation Lifesaver campaign spread to Nebraska, where their collision rate was reduced by twenty-six percent. Kansas and Georgia established independent versions the year after that, and between 1978 and 1986, while Operation Lifesaver operated under the auspices of the National Safety Council, all 48 continental states and Alaska started independent Operation Lifesaver programs which remain active today. In 1986, the national program was incorporated as a national, non-profit educational organization, among them being a short film called Sly Fox and Birdie.

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.

In 2006 Operation Lifesaver requested that Disney edit a scene of the Pixar film Cars in which the character of Lighting McQueen races a train to a grade crossing while the crossing lights are flashing. Disney/Pixar has removed the scene in question from theater showings but the DVD release of the movie still includes the scene.[citation needed]

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Operation Lifesaver (disambiguation) — Operation Lifesaver may refer to: Operation Lifesaver, a 501(c)(3) educational organization in the United States dedicated to promoting safety at railroad grade crossings and railroad rights of way Operation Lifesaver a.k.a. Mint Test, a song by… …   Wikipedia

  • Poway-Midland Railroad — The Poway Midland Railroad is a heritage railroad in Poway, California.The group Poway Midland Railroad Volunteers, Inc. operates the railroad and was founded in 1991 as a non profit organization dedicated to the restoration, operation and… …   Wikipedia

  • Madvillainy — Album par Madvillain Sortie 24 mars 2004 Enregistrement 2002 2004 Durée 46:50 Genre Hip Hop Underground …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Illegal immigration to the United States — refers to the act of foreign nationals voluntarily resettling in the United States in violation of U.S. immigration and nationality law. Residing in the United States in violation of immigration law is not a crime but a civil infraction. [ Being… …   Wikipedia

  • Lancaster and Chester Railway — Reporting mark LC Locale Chester County and Lancaster County, South Carolina Dates of operation 1896– Track gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in ( …   Wikipedia

  • Metra — This article is about Chicago commuter rail. For the Muscogee County, Georgia bus service, see METRA Transit System. Metra A Metra locomotive pulls out of Union Station in Chicago …   Wikipedia

  • Madvillainy — Studio album by Madvillain Released March 23, 2004 …   Wikipedia

  • BNSF Railway — Infobox rail railroad name = BNSF Railway logo filename = BNSF.png logo size = 213 system map size = 300 map caption = BNSF system map marks = BNSF, BNFE, BNFT locale = United States Pacific Coast to Chicago and cities along the Mississippi River …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Gross (actor) — Michael Gross Gross at the 39th Emmy Awards, September 1987 Born June 21, 1947 (1947 06 21) (age 64) Chicago, Illinois, United …   Wikipedia

  • EMD SD45 — Infobox Locomotive name=EMD SD45 powertype=Diesel electric gauge=RailGauge|ussg caption=A UP SD45 leads other locomotive models on a train in Wyoming in 1970. aarwheels=C C builder=General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) buildmodel=SD45… …   Wikipedia

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.