New Jersey Operation Lifesaver (NJOL) is a not-for-profit (501c3) public safety education and awareness organizationestablished in 1978 dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. NJOL promotes rail safety through public awareness campaigns and education initiatives, including providing safety presentations by authorized volunteers. We speak to schools, driver education classes, community audiences, professional drivers, law enforcement officers, emergency responders, and others. Our program is co-sponsored by America's railroads, state and local government agencies, highway safety organizations, and other entities. We promote the Three E's - Education, Enforcement and Engineering - of Railroad Safety to keep people safe near the raliroad tracks and at the crossings in our communities.
Why Operation Lifesaver is Needed!
Each year more than fifty people in New Jersey are killed or injured at highway-rail crossings and at other locations along railroad tracks.
Many people are unaware that trains cannot stop quickly to avoid collisions. They take chances by ignoring warning signs, disregarding signals, going around lowered gates, stopping on the track, or simply failing to pay attention when approaching highway-rail crossings. People also make the potentially fatal mistake of using railroad tracks as shortcuts or as places to walk or run for recreation. They may not realize that walking on train tracks is dangerous, or understand how quickly and quietly a train can approach. Our safety tips can save your life – or the life of someone you love.
Become an Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteer
NJOL is always looking for high-energy volunteers to help us spread our important message. Our volunteers are everywhere—schools, training programs, law enforcement events and safety fairs—with the common purpose of keeping our citizens safe. You can begin the process today by clicking here
NJ OL Events
June 11, 2019 NJOL Meeting, Board of Directors 9:00am; General Session 10:00am, Monmouth Jct Firehouse
NEW OLAV TRAINING
To Be Determined
Rail Safety Week 2019
September 22-28, 2019.
Railroad Open Houses
Sept, 2019 URHS Railroad Museum For A Day Boonton NJ URHS.org