The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH)

Ohio Operation Lifesaver will hold railroad crossing safety blitz

- Staff report For more informatio­n on rail safety or to ask for a free presentati­on, go to, email oplifeohio@ or call 419551-6398.

Ohio Operation Lifesaver, a rail safety education organizati­on in cooperatio­n with the Ohio Rail Developmen­t Commission and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, will hold a safety blitz from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 26, at the East Perkins Avenue railroad in Huron Township.

During this event, members of Ohio Operation Lifesaver and Ohio Rail Developmen­t Commission will hand out informatio­nal swag bags to the vehicles when they are stopped for a train, according to a news release.

Every three hours in the U.S., a vehicle or a person is getting hit by a train, the release said.

Ohio has ranked ninth in the nation for vehicletra­in collisions for the past several years, according to the release.

This blitz will spread Ohio Operation Lifesaver’s Rail Safety Education message to help reduce/eliminate rail related incidents in Ohio.

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