New Mexico Operation Lifesaver

Did you know that every 3 hours in the United States someone comes in contact with a train?

 New Mexico Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit organization that works to prevent death and injuries at Highway-Railroad grade crossings and on Railroad right-of-ways. Contact New Mexico Operation Lifesaver to schedule a free highway-rail safety presentation. Certified presenters are available to speak in school classrooms, to scout groups and community service groups, for company safety programs, and to driver education students.



A motorist is 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in a collision involving another motor vehicle.

A train colliding with a passenger car is similar to stomping your foot on an empty soda can.

There are approximately 225,000 public, private and pedestrian at grade highway-rail grade crossing in the United States.

In New Mexico, we have 911 public at grade crossing and 773 Private at grade crossings.

New Mexico has 3,589 active mile of railroad tracks that are in use every day.


Nearly 50 percent of vehicle/train collisions occur at crossing with active warning devices (gates, lights, bells). 

Trains CANNOT stop quickly! An average freight train stopping distance traveling 55 mph?
A mile or more or the length of 18 football fields.

We have presenters that are trained in giving presentation to schools, civic groups, business and other groups of interests. There is no Fee or expense incurred with our presentations to your organization.