Canadian Pacific and Canadian Pacific Police Service stressing
importance of safety at grade crossings and reminding people to stay
away from railway property.
CALGARY, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - During Public Rail Safety Week, April 28
- May 4, Canadian Pacific, other Canadian railways, and stakeholders
will be reminding motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians about the
importance of staying safe around railway property, in particular
railway crossings. Public Rail Safety Week is an initiative aimed at
raising awareness among Canadians of the safety implications around
"Safety is a priority at Canadian Pacific," said Canadian Pacific Police
Service Acting Chief, Ken Marchant. "Public Rail Safety Week is an
important reminder to the public to stay away from railway property and
be aware at grade crossings."
Of particular importance this year is the number of grade crossing
collisions involving commercial vehicles. Driver awareness and caution
is critical to preventing incidents, especially since over half of all
motor vehicle collisions that occurred in 2013 occurred at crossings
with fully armed lights and gates. The dangers of distraction also
crosses over to trespassers, who are often caught off guard by a train
approaching or fail to hear warning whistles through headphones.
CP and CP Police Service work with partners, like local law enforcement
agencies and Operation Lifesaver, to further educate the public about
the potential hazards of railway crossings and the dangers of
trespassing on railway property.
During Public Rail Safety Week Canadian Pacific will be educating people
with use of social media on Twitter and Facebook. To learn more about
being safe near railway property, follow Canadian Pacific on Facebook
and Twitter (@CanadianPacific) and Operation Lifesaver on Facebook and
Twitter. Use the hashtag #PRSW2014 to join the conversation. For more
information on the Canadian Pacific Police Service, visit cpr.ca.
About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE: CP) is a transcontinental railway in
Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports,
including Vancouver and Montreal, providing North American customers a
competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of
the globe. CP is a low-cost provider that is growing with its
customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services,
logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the
rail advantages of Canadian Pacific.
SOURCE: Canadian Pacific
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