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Operation Lifesaver Canada partners with Waze on level crossing safety app

Posted: 1 May 2020 | | No comments yet

A new tool is available to help Canadian drivers stay safe on the roads around level crossings, thanks to a partnership between Waze and Operation Lifesaver Canada.

Operation Lifesaver Canada partners with Waze on level crossing safety app

Thanks to a partnership between Operation Lifesaver Canada and Waze, Canadian drivers now have a new tool to help them stay safe on the roads. The latest version of the navigation app will now alert drivers when they are approaching a rail level crossing, encouraging them to approach with caution.

Operation Lifesaver (OL) is dedicated to preventing collisions at railway crossings and railway trespassing incidents in Canada. Funded by the Railway Association of Canada and Transport Canada, OL works with the rail industry, governments, law enforcement, labour groups, the media, and other organisations and communities from coast to coast, to increase awareness about rail safety.

Sarah Mayes, National Director of OL Canada, said: “This is a perfect example of organisations collaborating and innovating to save lives. We’re hopeful that when Canadians see a Waze rail crossing alert, they’ll slow down and prepare to stop, obey all railway warning signs and signals, and remember to Look. Listen. Live. before proceeding through any crossing.”

OL hopes that other technology companies will follow Waze’s lead and that further collaboration will help to bring the number of rail crossing-related deaths and injuries in Canada to zero.

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