"New" safety measures...

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by MasonJar, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    See: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2006/09/06/train-safety.html

    The main points in the article indicate that "they" are considering:

    - letting trains blow horns as they approach corssings
    - having guards at each level crossing with more than one set of tracks
    - an alarm that sounds if there is a second train approaching

    This is in response to the tragedy that occured about 18 months ago in Brockville, ON when two girls stepped in front of a second train coming from the opposite direction after the first train had passed.

    The "new" safety measures are all things that used to happen, are they not? We used to have trains blowing horns in town until it was too bothersome. We used to have guards at most major crossings until it became too expensive. And don't we still have crossbucks/lights/gates that operate when trains are approaching a crossing? What is going on here? :rolleyes:

  2. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    People are stupid and don't want to be held responsible for their own stupidity. Glad to know it's not isolated to the United States ;)
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    I think it's called closing the barn door after the horse took off out the window. :(

    It just proves that no matter how careful you are, or how many safeguards are put in place, there will always be someone who doesn't pay attention and comes to grief. Terrible for the parents, but why didn't those kids look before they crossed the tracks? Let's face it, that train would have had to be very close - how could they have missed it?


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