I messaged the photographer and asked her to remove the link.
Could you please remove the link to my web site (traingeek.ca)? I do not want my site to be associated with a photography session on train tracks. Thank you.She replied and said she would. In the meantime, I posted about it on my personal Facebook feed and numerous people commented. A friend from Operation Lifesaver picked up on it and suggested that I change the page on my side to show rail safety information instead. Great idea! I changed it to redirect my rail safety page.
It's an epidemic. You don't have to look far to see many photos of people on tracks, including kids and even stock photos.
We need to teach kids to respect trains.
died in early March.
My heart goes out to her and her father (who I believe was driving, and was hurt as well) and her family.
Last year 14 people died at railway crossings in Canada and 31 trespassers died in Canada (source).
Take the time to slow down and look both ways at crossings. Don't race the train. Don't walk down tracks. Simple things that can save your life.
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