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Because there's far too much stupidity in this country, because efforts by Operation Lifesaver and the railroads themselves just aren't enough, the US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have joined forces to shout into the abyss.



On one hand, I really want this to work and for society as a whole to just stay off the fucking tracks. An end to the era of every train crew member having witnessed a pedestrian strike would be amazing.

But on the other hand, if you lack self preservation to the point that you'll run out in front of trains or walk down the tracks, you kinda had it coming.


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It's certainly tough having to deal with it as a Conductor/Engineer. Worst is idiots trying to sneak across unprotected crossings.


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I'm sorry Kartma, you can't fix stupid.
You just have to embrace the death of stupid people sometimes.


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I almost killed this idiot with CSXT 244 once at 71 st. at the 59th street ramp. Stupid just can't be fixed.


Clearly he wasn't wearing a high visibility jacket.



You almost killed Scott Pelley?
You should have tried harder.


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Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


My favorite thing about these railroad safety advert campaigns is that they seem to unproportionally reach rail enthusiasts. Like check out the comments on any Operation Lifesaver posts, it's primarily foamers sperging out over people being dumb on the tracks.


At the time, I didn't know. However, I do now.


Ah, by foamer recognition I would have thought this would have gained some notice in the general public too.

The campaign itself looks quintessentially American. Is it but a gross exaggeration that the general public really generally expect trains to blare that long-short-long-long signal in every unguarded stoppings? Because I think in much of the rest of the world those are implicit stop signs.


Here in Brexistan, we've done pretty well with two simple messages. Pedestrians get SEE TRACK THINK TRAIN while drivers get DON'T RUN THE RISK.

Doesn't always stick, though.



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Holy shit!

Also, is that how railroad crossings in Bongland sound?


Passive-aggressively polite Britishness.

The engineer sounds "caution" (TOOT-toot, motherfucker) and then starts to slowly crawl towards the traffic. What do you know, the path was cleared by the time they reached the crossing :)

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