Ope­ra­tion Life­sa­ver is a inter­na­tio­nal, non-pro­fit educa­tion and awa­re­ness prog­ram dedica­ted to ending tra­gic col­li­sions, fata­li­ti­es and inju­ries at hig­hway-rail gra­de cros­sings and on rail­road rights of way.

To accomp­lish its mis­sion, Ope­ra­tion Life­sa­ver pro­mo­tes 3 Es:

  • Educa­tion: Ope­ra­tion Life­sa­ver stri­ves to inc­rease pub­lic awa­re­ness about the dan­gers around the rails. The prog­ram seeks to educa­te both dri­vers and pedest­rians to make safe deci­sions at cros­sings and around rail­road tracks.
  • Enforce­ment: Ope­ra­tion Life­sa­ver pro­mo­tes acti­ve enforce­ment of traf­fic laws rela­ting to cros­sing signs and sig­nals and pri­va­te pro­perty laws rela­ted to trespassing.
  • Engi­nee­ring: Ope­ra­tion Life­sa­ver encoura­ges con­ti­nued engi­nee­ring rese­arch and inno­va­tion to imp­ro­ve the safe­ty of rail­road crossings.
  • In Esto­nian the first let­ters of these three words (HARITUS, ELLUVIIMINE, ARENDAMINE) make up the word HEA” (GOOD).