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Julie La Combe

Kansas Operation Lifesaver Inc

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Kansas Operation Lifesaver Inc

P.O. Box 474

Abilene, Kansas 67410

United States

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KS OLI: Welcome to Kansas Operation Lifesaver ... more

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Those recent area incidents highlight a ...

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Those recent area incidents highlight a persistent problem of people trespassing on tracks, which most dont know are private property, said Julie La Combe, executive director of Kansas Operation Lifesaver, a nonprofit railroad safety organization.

We just cant seem to get a hold on that trespassing issue, she said.
La Combe said that people attempting to walk on or cross railroad tracks should not assume that they will be able to see and hear an approaching train.
Survivors have told us that they never heard a thing, she said.


We are relieved to see the ...

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We are relieved to see the reduction in highway-rail grade crossing collisions, said Kansas Operation Lifesaver Executive Director, Julie La Combe. However, educating a distracted public and overcoming photographer behavior in order to reduce trespassing injuries and fatalities requires constant vigilance.

Despite the reduction in grade crossing collisions, the 20-year average for fatalities on railroad rights-of-way in Kansas is unchanged, primarily due to an average increase of trespassing behavior, La Combe said. The downturn in 2012 is a great start, but we cant give up.
Across the U.S., vehicle-train collisions and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings were lower across the in 2012, crossing-related fatalities were flat and rail trespass deaths and injuries rose from 2011, La Combe said.
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Every 3 hours someone is hurt or killed on train tracks, La Combe stated. KS Operation Lifesaver, in partnership with major freight railroads, state and local law enforcement, and transportation agencies, is expanding our efforts to encourage everyone of every age to make safe decisions around tracks and trains, she concluded.


Julie LaCombe is the ...

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Julie LaCombe is the executive director of Operation Lifesaver Kansas. She can be reached at 785-806-8801, 785-479-6701 or jalacombe@ksoli.org.

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Greater than you think, LaCombe said. Railroad bridges have room only for the train - where would a fisherman go? Trains overhang the tracks by about three feet on each side, and better rails have eliminated the "clackety-clack. If the jogger is wearing earbuds, he or she won't hear a train approaching. On a clear track, LaCombe said he could see something on the track two miles away, but if he's topping a grade or coming around a curve, by the time he sees someone, it's too late to stop. The message is simple: stay off the tracks, he said. Operation Lifesaver was started in 1972 by a Union Pacific Railroad employee in Idaho, with the cooperation of many Idaho communities. After the first year of educational programs, the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities dropped by 39 percent. The program is now nationwide, and between 1971 and 1976, collisions with trains dropped 76 percent, LaCombe said.


Julie LaCombe is the ...

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Julie LaCombe is the executive director of Operation Lifesaver Kansas. She can be reached at 785-806-8801, 785-479-6701 or jalacombe@ksoli.org. Tom and Julie LaCombe often present together; she's the public speaker, he said, and he offers the perspective of an engineer.

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Greater than you think, LaCombe said. Railroad bridges have room only for the train - where would a fisherman go? Trains overhang the tracks by about three feet on each side, and better rails have eliminated the "clackety-clack. If the jogger is wearing earbuds, he or she won't hear a train approaching. On a clear track, LaCombe said he could see something on the track two miles away, but if he's topping a grade or coming around a curve, by the time he sees someone, it's too late to stop. The message is simple: stay off the tracks, he said. Operation Lifesaver was started in 1972 by a Union Pacific Railroad employee in Idaho, with the cooperation of many Idaho communities. After the first year of educational programs, the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities dropped by 39 percent. The program is now nationwide, and between 1971 and 1976, collisions with trains dropped 76 percent, LaCombe said.


Kansas Operation Lifesaver Executive ...

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Kansas Operation Lifesaver Executive Director, Julie La Combe, told the Abiline Reflector-Chronicle that the organization was "relieved" to see the reductions, but there is still much work to do. "Despite the reduction in grade crossing collisions, the 20-year average for fatalities on railroad rights-of-way in Kansas is unchanged, primarily due to an average increase of trespassing behavior," La Combe said. "The downturn in 2012 is a great start, but we can't give up."

The total number of crossing collision in the state for 2012 was 37. There were seven crossing fatalities. The number of people who were injured increased in 2012, totaling 18. According to La Combe, although vehicle-train collisions and injuries at crossings were lower across county last year, every three hours someone is hurt or killed on train tracks.

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