08/27/13 Governor Mike Pence has declared August 25 through August 31 as Indiana Rail Safety Week.

Indiana Operation Lifesaver, State Police, INDOT and local law enforcement agencies are working together to raise the public’s awareness about the dangers of disregarding railroad crossing laws and trespassing laws.

Indiana is ranked 4th nationally for railroad crossing collisions.

In 2012, there were 106 railroad crossing collisions resulting in 38 injuries and 17 fatalities in the state of Indiana, according to a release. There were also 11 trespasser deaths last year.

To learn more about Indiana Operation Lifesaver, visit at www.oli.org or call 317-267-4011.