November 1 through November 7 is Safe Crossing Week teaching children about safely crossing railroad tracks.

In 2008, 744 people were killed and 1,372 were injured in incidents involving trains in the United States. These incidents involved either trains and people or trains and motor vehicle occupants. In 2008, a total of 22 children ages 14 and under were killed and 122 were injured in incidents involving trains.

If we can teach children early about how to safely cross rail road tracks, we can help to signifcantly bring these numbers down.

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