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NFT: Why are there so many commercials about train crossings?!

Daniel in Kentucky : 4/13/2017 10:18 am
Seriously!

Is there some epidemic of people being hit by trains?

It seems like every time I turn on the radio or some sports show someone is talking about the dangers of being hit by a train.
Can't the ad counsel find something more relevant to report on - Enough already!
Government spending  
Joey in VA : 4/13/2017 10:22 am : link
At it's finest. Literally dozens of deaths by train have reported since '09, 1809 so we really need to get a handle on this thing. Are trains too small? Are they too quiet? Are the tracks not clearly marked? Why is that creepy cat logo on them?
Cuz people  
spike : 4/13/2017 10:24 am : link
Take modeling shots on train tracks
RE: Government spending  
Deej : 4/13/2017 10:32 am : link
In comment 13426501 Joey in VA said:
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At it's finest. Literally dozens of deaths by train have reported since '09, 1809 so we really need to get a handle on this thing. Are trains too small? Are they too quiet? Are the tracks not clearly marked? Why is that creepy cat logo on them?


By this logic the thing we grossly, grossly overspend on is preventing death by act of terrorism.
Actually..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 4/13/2017 10:33 am : link
it is an epidemic of sorts.

Teenagers have started taking selfies of themselves on tracks as trains are approaching, and several of them have been hit and killed.

I saw a story on the news just last week about it and thought, "what dumbasses", but it is having some tragic results.

One incident involved three girls - forgive the link host.
Selfie Disaster - ( New Window )
RE: Actually..  
Greg from LI : 4/13/2017 10:40 am : link
In comment 13426514 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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it is an epidemic of sorts.

Teenagers have started taking selfies of themselves on tracks as trains are approaching, and several of them have been hit and killed.

I saw a story on the news just last week about it and thought, "what dumbasses", but it is having some tragic results.

One incident involved three girls - forgive the link host. Selfie Disaster - ( New Window )


Just natural selection at work
and here I thought  
mrvax : 4/13/2017 10:43 am : link
the days of tying a female hostage to the tracks were over...
Given My Handle  
Trainmaster : 4/13/2017 11:38 am : link
I somewhat know about this.

You may be talking about a public service program called "Operation Lifesaver". It teaches about railroad safety in general and what not to do at railroad crossings in particular.

Where I live, there is a "dual use" commuter line (i.e. both passenger / commuter trains and freight trains, some quite long). While there is never a rational justification for "trying to beat the train", waiting 10 min for a long, slow moving freight train is too much for some (Darwin award candidates for sure).

What I don't get is when there is a light rail / commuter only line and a person or car gets hit. How long is the train, 4 cars? How long is the gate down; 45 seconds?

Anyway, many of the commuter trains are very quiet. Also, some trains run with the engine behind the cars in "pushing mode" (dangerous if you ask me), which makes the train even quieter.

Very simple advice: don't try to beat the train to the crossing; if you lose, you'll really lose.
Operation Lifesaver  
Trainmaster : 4/13/2017 11:40 am : link
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About every 3 hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train.

Rail Safety Education Site Link - ( New Window )
Must be a regional thing  
jcn56 : 4/13/2017 12:52 pm : link
I don't watch too many commercials these days, but I can't recall when the last time I saw one about a train hitting someone or train safety was.

Of course, if it's a regional thing, I want to know where my bike messenger safety PSA is, those fuckers are a menace to society.
instead of train crossings  
Rocky369 : 4/13/2017 1:38 pm : link
how about some commericals about proper and safe operation of a train?
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Moondawg : 4/13/2017 1:40 pm : link
In comment 13426513 Deej said:
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At it's finest. Literally dozens of deaths by train have reported since '09, 1809 so we really need to get a handle on this thing. Are trains too small? Are they too quiet? Are the tracks not clearly marked? Why is that creepy cat logo on them?



By this logic the thing we grossly, grossly overspend on is preventing death by act of terrorism.


tu quoque
we waste money across the board  
Moondawg : 4/13/2017 1:41 pm : link
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RE: instead of train crossings  
Jim in Fairfax : 4/13/2017 1:42 pm : link
In comment 13426935 Rocky369 said:
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how about some commericals about proper and safe operation of a train?


Because the train operated can't swerve when you play chicken with him.
RE: we waste money across the board  
Jim in Fairfax : 4/13/2017 1:46 pm : link
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Who's "we"?
RE: RE: we waste money across the board  
Moondawg : 4/13/2017 1:49 pm : link
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Who's "we"?


The United States Government (I was being nice by saying "we"; I hardly know those guys!)
You also Jimmy Johns employees  
Diver_Down : 4/13/2017 1:52 pm : link
more concerned with the Freaky Fast aspect of the delivery instead of safety. This happened a year ago in Jax.
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RE: RE: RE: we waste money across the board  
Jim in Fairfax : 4/13/2017 1:54 pm : link
In comment 13426997 Moondawg said:
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Who's "we"?



The United States Government (I was being nice by saying "we"; I hardly know those guys!)

OK, but this is not a government program. It's a non-profit organization. I believe they get most of their money from the railroad industry.
RE: RE: RE: RE: we waste money across the board  
Moondawg : 4/13/2017 2:24 pm : link
In comment 13427027 Jim in Fairfax said:
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Who's "we"?



The United States Government (I was being nice by saying "we"; I hardly know those guys!)


OK, but this is not a government program. It's a non-profit organization. I believe they get most of their money from the railroad industry.


Well,

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