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Operation Lifesaver, Direction 2006 earn honor for promoting Canadian rail safety through CD-ROM


Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and Direction 2006 recently received an "Award of Excellence" from Canada's National Transportation Safety Week committee for producing an interactive CD-ROM that promotes railroad safety.

One of three winners in the safety promotion category, "Look, Listen and Learn" is designed for all ages, and includes interactive guides, quizzes, graphics and videos to convey grade crossing dangers and promote safety.

"Everybody that had a look at the CD said it was very well developed, easy to follow and very informative," said committee chairman Steve Anderson in a prepared statement.

OLI and Direction 2006 — which aim to reduce crossing collisions and trespassing incidents through public education programs — have installed the CD-ROM at interactive kiosks in Ottawa and Montreal that also enable users to log onto the organizations' Web sites. OLI plans to set up kiosks at six more Canadian sites.

OLI also is using the CD-ROM to promote railroad safety in rural areas.

"This is a tool we can use in areas of the country where we might not have any certified presenters available," said OLI Director Dan Di Tota.

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