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September is National Rail Safety Month

We are joining our safety partners across the country in observing National Rail Safety Month in September and National Rail Safety Week from September 22-28. Our partner, California Operation Lifesaver, is leading Red Out for Rail Safety. You can help raise awareness at your school and save lives by joining the Red Out campaign:

  • Pick any day in September to wear red.
  • Gather your class, team, friends, etc. for a group photo.
  • On Fridays in September, share and tag @AlamedaCoSR2S and @caoplifesaver on social media and we will re-share and tag you. Use the following hashtags: #RedOutForRailSafety, #IpledgetoACTsafely, and #SaveLivesTell5.

For Rail Safety Week, schools that participate in the SR2S Program will receive resources including messaging, posters and stickers to help them educate and encourage their students to be safe pedestrians and bicyclists around train tracks. To request these materials for your school, contact You also can download any of our materials below. A social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter will also help spread the word to families and students about trespassing and rail safety. Be sure to follow us! The funding for these efforts is provided through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.