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"Operation Clear Track" Set for September 25th during Railway Safety Week

Post Date:09/24/2018 1:02 PM

Tahnee Lightfoot, Media Contact
818-548-3140 (office) 
818-967-7088 (cell) 
tlightfoot@glendaleca.gov

Glendale, CA. — On September 25, 2018 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am, the Glendale Police Department Traffic Division will join with Amtrak and other law enforcement agencies for “Operation Clear Track,” to raise awareness and enforce railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws in 48 states across the United States. “Operation Clear Track” will be the largest single day railroad safety law enforcement initiative in the United States. 

During “Operation Clear Track,” Glendale Officers will be stationed at San Fernando/Broadway and San Fernando/Doran, to hand out railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians, and issue warnings and citations to violators. The goal of U.S. Rail Safety Week is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness.

Federal statistics show that about every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. “Operation Clear Track” is an effort by Operation Lifesaver, Amtrak and rail safety partner organizations, to raise awareness of the need for caution near train tracks during Rail Safety Week, which is being observed in the U.S. and Canada September 23-29, 2018.

About Operation Lifesaver: Visit Operation Lifesaver’s national website for safety tips and statistics: www.oli.org; visit the Rail Safety Week landing page for infographics, safety tips, and more; or contact Kimberly.Woods@amtrak.com or 202-906-3860 for more information on “Operation Clear Track.”

If you would like to learn more about this program, please call Glendale Police Department Traffic Sergeant Kevin Hirano at 818-548-3131 or email khirano@glendaleca.gov.

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