Be Rail Safe
What Is BeRailSafe?
BeRailSafe is the N.C. Department of Transportation's statewide safety initiative aimed at educating both children and adults about the dangers of being on and around railroad tracks.
Every Three Hours, a Person or Vehicle Is Struck by a Train
With approximately 1,200 deaths each year on U.S. train tracks, BeRailSafe is the N.C. Department of Transportation's ongoing commitment to educating the public, as well as first-responders, about the dangers of being on and around railroad tracks. Our goal: Preventing rail-related tragedy.
Julia Littlejohn thought she was being safe when she climbed onto some tracks while looking for her lost dog.
'I'm up on the tracks, and I hear this loud horn.'
That horn signaled a fast-approaching train; one that could have killed her had she not reacted in time.Watch: Julia Littlejohn's close call