Operation Lifesaver's Interactive Challenge Will Help School Bus Drivers Cross Tracks Safely
WASHINGTON, DC, August 27, 2012 – As the school year begins, rail safety nonprofit Operation Lifesaver (OL) launches a new computer-based challenge for school bus drivers that prepares them to safely cross railroad tracks.
“Our ‘Money Taxi’ game is a fun and interactive way for a school bus driver trainer or our trained volunteers to provide America’s school bus drivers with the information they need to safely navigate highway-rail intersections,” said Operation Lifesaver President Helen M. Sramek.
The Money Taxi game is similar to a TV quiz show, but instead of taxicab passengers, school bus drivers will compete to answer questions related to safety at highway-rail intersections. The tool can be used by a single player or as a challenge between teams. Learn more about the bus driver challenge at http://bit.ly/OYZCZX .
Sramek noted that all motorists need to be aware that school bus drivers must stop at all railroad crossings, open the door and look for trains before crossing. “We want drivers to be prepared to stop if they are behind a school bus at a railroad crossing – and to use caution themselves at every highway-rail intersection,” she concluded.
About Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. is a national, non-profit safety education group whose goal is to eliminate deaths and injuries at railroad crossings and along railroad rights of way. Operation Lifesaver has programs in all 50 states, with trained volunteers who provide free safety talks to community groups, school bus drivers, truck drivers and student drivers to raise awareness around railroad tracks and trains. For more information, or to request a free safety presentation, visit www.oli.org .