Operation Lifesaver

By: Jason Simpson
By: Jason Simpson

"Operation Livesaver,” a public awareness campaign of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, along with Kansas City Southern Railroad, promoted rail-crossing safety in Meridian Wednesday.

Officials handed out flyers along 65th Avenue at North Frontage Road, to show motorists how dangerous a collision with a train can be.

The Director of "Operation Lifesaver,” Donna Prince, said auto accidents with trains are much more deadly than with other vehicles, and the way to avoid a crash is just to simply pay attention.

"We just want people to be aware that this is not a time to be complacent at the railroad tracks," said Donna.

Trains can also be a hazard for pedestrians. Officials ask that you stay off and stay away to stay alive.

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