Union Pacific Launches Social Media Safety Campaign
Union Pacific Railroad this week launched a new campaign exclusively on social media, urging drivers and pedestrians to think about their personal safety first and wait at grade crossings. New videos depict different scenarios in which a jogger, young couple and father and son are stopped, waiting for a train to pass. When the arms lift, each proceeds safely toward a spectacular future.
"Our message is straightforward — Your Life is Worth the Wait," said Scott Moore, Union Pacific senior vice president — Corporate Relations. "Union Pacific trains operate in more than 7,300 communities; too often our employees see drivers or pedestrians sneak around the gates. Even after applying the emergency brakes, it can take a mile for a train to stop; the risk is never worth it."
To watch campaign videos and share this important safety reminder, visit up.com.
This is Union Pacific's second safety campaign launched exclusively on social media this year. The first, addressed high school photography on railroad tracks.
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