Jack and Ella live near a busy railway line so they know how to stay safe around railway lines!
They call themselves ‘The Track Pack’ and they’re always helping to teach people how to be safe around railway tracks.
In this episode, they had to teach their older cousin that it’s not a good idea to trespass on the railway lines – which was pretty tough.
Sometimes it’s difficult to stand up to older kids and not just go along with whatever they say, but it’s worth it if it means saving their life!
Just because an older kid’s around, doesn’t mean you can be stupid
Sometimes it’s hard to argue with older kids that you like. Sometimes you do things just because they tell you to but whatever you do you have to always be safe!
Just like in the video, an older kid might ask you to do something that you know is dangerous. When that happens all you need to do is say no and tell them not to do it either.
It can be hard to tell older kids what to do but it can save their life! Especially if they were about to skateboard onto a railway track like Callum was about to.
Good thing Ella was there to tell Jack and Callum why it would have been such a bad idea.
Why is it so bad to skateboard close to a railway line?
It’s bad to do because they are so dangerous!
A lot of railway lines have a third rail or an over head wire that is electrified to help power the trains.
That means that if you touch them it can give you a big shock! You don’t even have to touch them, electricity can jump so it can still get you even if you keep your distance.
That means that even if you just skateboard near the track it could shock you.
Can I join The Track Pack?
Yes! All you have to do is be safe around railways and tell others to do the same!
Find more from the Track Pack by clicking here.
You can hear more from Jack and Ella as well as finding out more about Britain’s railways by listening to the podcasts below.