Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Signs - Trains And People: A Deadly Mix

Andy | Wednesday, December 05, 2012 | Best Blogger Tips

This week in the newspaper I read a sad report about a 11 year old girl, that was killed after being hit at a level crossing, trying to outrun a freight train. If you know children or adults that have to use a level crossing please stress to them they must obey the signs and signals near railway crossings. Flashing lights and bells mean the train is coming. Stop, look and listen before they cross.
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

14 comments:

  1. I read that Andy. How sad. Kids today are so not looking at signs even though they know like are Grandkids were.

    It is all about headsets, ipods and music and playing chicken and like you say trying too out run out a freight train.( Duh) They also never look up teen. This is

    about the sixth child I heard about. They say it was not her first time try. She is known

    for this. A troubled girl.



    Your picture is clear but brings sadness as well.

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  2. That is such a terrible tragedy. We've many level crossings here, it's so important to be careful.

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  3. Yikes! I've always been amazed at how grown adult people do the same thing, usually with their cars, and quite often don't make it.

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  4. Such a frightening story, and it is not the first time I have heard it. People, youth and adults alike, need to think before acting. Such a tragedy. I would no more walk on a railroad track than the man in the moon, and I stop when I come to a crossing.genie

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  5. I haven't seen such a detailed sign like this one before. maybe they should be changed up frequently so that they are noticed more often. I think we become blind to them after awhile.
    I cannot imagine ever trying to outrun a train. Hers was a sad cautionary tale.

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  6. Regrettably things like this qualify for the Darwin Awards. Kids in particular tend to think themselves immortal, as do people with a few screws loose. It's too bad.

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  7. I am always nervous walking across train tracks which I have only done in recent years in trying to get a photo. I have this fear that my foot will get caught somehow and no one will be able to stop the train! Weird phobia, eh? But I love clowns!

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  8. this sign was what happened here a few weeks ago. a man crossed the tracks after the train passed and was hit by an on coming train he didn't see coming. we need this kind of signs around here...but people are hard-headed sometimes and still take chances.

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  9. That is one scary sign. Great find. I always give railroad trains a wide birth.

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  10. Interesting sign which I have not seen before.

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