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Trespass and Suicide Prevention – 1st edition, 8 June 2022

International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) campaign and launch conference 9 June 2022 Denver (CO), USA

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Welcome to Denver (CO) USA!

Today we are most happy and proud to launch several events starting on 8 June with a special session on trespass and suicide prevention followed by the conference to launch the 14th ILCAD campaign on 9 June hosted by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on 9 June in Denver, Colorado (USA).

The International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) is a worldwide initiative to improve awareness of level crossing safety. Since 2009 the campaign has been spearheaded by UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, with the support of the railway community around the world.

During the Covid-19 pandemic most countries experienced an increase in inappropriate behaviour by pedestrians, cyclists and vulnerable people both at level crossings and on and around railway tracks, resulting in a corresponding increase in near misses. Consequently, the ILCAD host countries decided to focus the messaging this year on vulnerable people with the slogan: “ Don’t put your life at risk, stay away from tracks!”.

Please listen to François Davenne’s welcome video message:

Watch the ILCAD 2022 video gathering CCTV footage of inappropriate behaviours at level crossings: English

The video is also available in French, Spanish, Hungarian and Polish
Discover additional posters (EN/FR/SP/DE/PL) with level crossing safety and trespass prevention awareness messages:

A summary of the events will be published soon.

We wish a great success to all participating countries in the ILCAD campaign on 9 June and a great success to the events in Denver from 8 to 10 June 2022.

ILCAD 2022 youtube playlist

TRESPASS PREVENTION 2022 Youtube playlist

www.ilcad.org

#ilcad #UICRail #saferlc #restrail #olinational #AAR_freightrail #USDOT_FRA #education #awareness #TrespassSuicidePrevention

For further information, please contact Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Safety Advisor at: fonverne@uic.org

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