Thursday 2 June 2022

One week to ILCAD, International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) campaign and launch conference 9 June 2022

Trespass and Suicide Prevention – 1st edition, 8 June 2022 Denver (CO), USA

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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!”.

Discover additional posters and videos released in English, French, Spanish and German with level crossing safety and trespass prevention awareness messages.

On the occasion of ILCAD 2022, since we aware vulnerable people on the existing risks at level crossings, it was decided to use again the ILCAD video 2016 "Do no overestimate your abilities“, that was jointly produced with Latvian railways. The video is available in English, French, Spanish, Greek and Italian.

We would like to thank #NETWORK Rail for sharing this video on trespass prevention “Parallel lines – You Versus Train in English that we translated in French and Spanish.

Every time someone trespasses on the railway they risk everything that matters to them. But there’s a wider impact too. A long-lasting effect on the trespasser, their families, those who work on the railway, and our communities too.

Follow us, next week, two other videos and posters (available in English, Spanish, French and German) will be released. Should you wish to join the campaign and use our communication supports please contact us quickly.

It is also still possible to register to the conference:

Nota bene
In 2022 the international conference to launch the 14th ILCAD campaign will be 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), preceded for the first time by a special session on trespass and suicide prevention on 8 June.

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

For further information, please contact Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Safety Advisor at:

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