BeRailSafe is the N.C. Department of Transportation's statewide safety initiative aimed at educating both children and adults about the dangers of being on and around railroad tracks.
The program also offers education and training to schools, civic organizations, public and private transportation industry, as well as public safety agencies such as fire, police, EMS and 911 call centers.
Educators and administrators can sign up for short, age-appropriate classes for elementary, middle and high school students on the dangers of trespassing and respecting the railroad.
BeRailSafe also analyzes the causes of rail incidents and evaluate measures or strategies to prevent or deter future motor vehicle or pedestrian rail incidents. These measures include recommendations to local governments to incorporate sustainable, quality rail safety programs in communities.