Richmond RCMP's traffic section partnered with CN Police Services and Transport Canada to spread awareness about rail safety amongst Richmond residents.
Mounties, along with CN Police officers and Transport Canada members worked together, conducting safety checks and enforcement activities at a number of the rail crossings in Richmond, handing out more than 500 educational pamphlets to pedestrians and drivers.
In 2013, 1,067 rail accidents were reported to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, a figure that has remained relatively stable for the past five years.
Although the number of incidents in Richmond was not available, Richmond RCMP were at pains to remind local drivers and pedestrians to take extra care when negotiating the city's many controlled and uncontrolled railway crossings.
"Richmond RCMP are committed to the safety of Richmond residents and part of that responsibility extends to the areas around our rail crossings," said Const. David Purghart.