RAIL SAFETY AWARNESS
the highway-rail crossings or on rail road property awareness are emerging in
the public mindset in the form of rail safety. The damages to the property or
the injuries to the human life due to the lack of rail safety are considered by
rail transport management organizations, in high priority. The focus on manmade
systems’ safety with respect to the human life and the reliable performance of
the system towards effective and non-destructive utilizations on behalf of
social welfare is being major key concept in any industries, factories,
organizations. The concept of safety is considered and practiced in high
measures in all necessary areas of life critical applications’, executions and
Key Factors to know about Rail Safety:
1. STAY ALERT
Trains can pass
from either directions at any time and can be very quiet. Around train tracks
or in stations, obey all warning signs and signals and use caution, when using
headsets or cell phones.
1. WATCH THE OVER HANG
Trains are wider
than the tracks, never stay on the edge of a station platform.
2. STAND AWAY FROM PLATFORM EDGE
Pay attention to
painted or raised markings at the platform edge, and stay at least 3 feet from
the train while it is coming in or out of the station.
WHEN ON BOARD, HOLD
Hold on tight to
poles or seats, and listen carefully to directions from the safety
professionals inside the train or automated information voice delivery in and
out of trains.
WATCH YOUR STEP
Be careful getting
on and off the train. There may be a gap between the train and platform or
2. DON’T TAKE SHORTCUTS WITH YOUR LIFE
signs and markings that let you know where it is safe to cross the tracks.
Crossing the tracks anywhere else is dangerous and illegal.
Many drivers pay
little or no attention at highway-rail crossings they drive across day after
day because they never see a train there. The following safety tips can help
save a life.
Trains do not run on
set schedules. They can be on any track, at any time, going in
engineers see a vehicle or person on the tracks in the path of their train,
they can only sound the warning horn and apply the emergency brakes. A train in
emergency braking will stop, but not in time to avoid this collision. The
average freight train consisting of 100 cars and weighing anywhere from 12
million to 20 million pounds takes over a mile to stop in emergency braking.
There are brakes on every wheel, but it takes that long for all of those brakes
to overcome the momentum of the tremendous weight pushing the train.
Always yield the right
of way to the train. The train cannot yield to you.
More than half of all
motor vehicle-train collisions occur at crossings equipped with the automatic
signals. It's because some drivers choose to drive around the gates or through
the flashing red lights because they thought they could beat the train, assume
a stopped train has activated the signals, or the signals are malfunctioning.
Never ignore active
warnings at crossings.
huge;17 feet high and 10 feet wide. As a result, they appear to be traveling
much slower than we think when viewed from a slight angle at the crossing. The
combination of the size and angle create this illusion. The parallel lines of
the rails converging toward the horizon contribute to the illusion and fool our
minds into thinking the train is farther away than it actually is. It is
virtually impossible to accurately judge the speed of a train when these
combinations of illusions are present.
Trains will arrive at
a crossing faster than you anticipate.
One in four crashes
occurring at highway-rail crossings takes place when drivers run into the side
of the train. Often, it's because the driver is going too fast for conditions,
such as darkness, rainy weather or fog. Many drivers "overdrive their
headlights." This means driving too fast to be able to stop in the
distance illuminated by your headlights. By the time you see the train at the
crossing, it's too late to avoid the crash. In other instances, there may be
high levels of noise in the vehicle causing the driver to be inattentive and
not noticing the train's warning devices.
Look and listen when
you see advance warning signs indicating a rail-highway crossing.
Drivers who pass
vehicles when approaching a highway-rail crossing run the risk of a collision
at the crossing. The vehicle being passed may obstruct a clear view of the
tracks, or vehicle speed while passing may be too great to stop in time.
Don’t pass approaching
Many drivers get
trapped on the crossing, between other vehicles, and end up getting hit by a
train or abandoning their car just in time to see it destroyed.
Before starting across
the tracks, be sure there's room to get completely across.
Many crossings are on
a surface higher than the roadway. Shifting gears with a manual transmission
while going across this raised surface may cause the vehicle to stall on the
tracks. If your vehicle is ever stalled or trapped on the tracks and a train is
approaching, quickly get yourself and all other passengers out! Don't try to
take any other items with you. When the train strikes the vehicle it will send
flying metal and glass ahead of and outward from the locomotive. Many people
have been seriously injured and even killed because they ran the wrong
When running away from
a vehicle stuck on tracks, run away from the tracks at an angle in the
direction of the approaching train.
If a train is not
approaching when a vehicle is stuck on the tracks, be sure to get yourself and
all other passengers out of the vehicle and to a safe location. At crossings
there are signs with a toll-free number to call the railroad directly and warn
them of stalled vehicles or other problems at the crossing.
When crossing has
more than one track, don't try to cross immediately after the end of the
train passes -- there may be another train approaching on the second
Many crossing crashes
have resulted because of impatience or inattentiveness at multiple-track
crossings. You will always know how many tracks are at the crossing by
observing a sign posed under the crossbuck. Directly below the crossbuck is a
sign that indicates the number of tracks present if there are multiple tracks
at the crossing.
Stay off railroad
property and stay safe.
Tips and guidelines for parents and students about internet
The Internet has opened up a virtual world of information for
anyone with a computer and an on-line connection. Children not only learn about
computers, but are able to access more information from more sources more
quickly than from any other medium. With a little bit of planning and
appropriate adult supervision, children can explore and learn while minimizing,
or eliminating the dangers of being abused or exploited.
Tips for Parents
Establish rules for Internet use:
What sites can your child visit?
Who can they talk to?
How long will they be on line?
Where can they use a computer?
Keep computers in a common room:
Parent and guardian supervision can be an effective method of
protecting children online
Learn everything you can about the internet
Take an interest in learning what sites your kids visit
Learn some of the common language used in chatrooms
Research Parental Controls:
Learn about the available blocking, filtering, and parental
controls for your computer and internet and when to use them
Tips for Students
Tell your parents when you are going online and talk to them
about what you're doing online. If someone you don't know tries to arrange a
meeting with you, immediately notify your parent or guardian.
Don't give out personal information, including:
Address and telephone number
Passwords or other login information used online
Be careful when uploading photos:
Personal photos should not have revealing information, such as
school names or locations
Look at the backgrounds of the pictures to make sure you are not
giving out any identifying information without realizing it
The name of a mall, the license plate of your car, signs, or the
name of your sports team on your jersey or clothing all contain information
that can be used to determine your location
Make use of privacy settings on social networking sites:
Set it so that people can only be added as your friend if you
Set it so that people can only view your profile if you have
approved them as a friend
Don't post personal information about friends:
Remember that posting information about your friends could put
them at risk Document