‘Shattered Lives’ powerfully shows the devasting impact that trespass can have on families. Stepping on the track shatter lives. There are more dangers on the track than you think. Don’t leave the people around you to pick up the pieces.
Every time someone trespasses on the railway they risk everything that matters to them. But there’s a wider impact too. A long-lasting effect on the trespasser, their families, those who work on the railway, and our communities too.
When 16 year-old schoolboy, Tom Hubbard, chose to venture onto the railway tracks and climb on top of a train in June 2014, he had no idea that this decision would change his life forever. The main You vs. Train campaign video can be downloaded here.
16-year-old Tegan suffered a cardiac arrest, third-degree burns and her heart stopped beating for seven minutes when she ran across the tracks and fell onto the third rail.
You vs. Train – Dan’s story
The third rail is probably the hardest danger to see. It looks just like an ordinary rail, but it carries 750 volts – easily enough to kill you. Although fictional, Dan’s Story is based on a number of real life stories of tragedy that have resulted from accidents involving the third rail.
Rail safety video – Perspectives
This version of the campaign film will help you start conversations around trespassing on the railway. This video is included in the lesson plan but can be used in isolation.