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No, you are mistaken. Trains most definitely kill people. People should not have the right to ride trains anymore, the trains just go too fast and can carry too many people.
Yes - in some places. I worked in Lille, France for a while and their entire subway system was fully automated and gated. No drivers meant their system was also essentially strike-proof, a rather important consideration in France.
Yeah, while we're at it let's remove railings at ballparks too. Anywhere there are lots of people standing or sitting near dangerous boundaries. Since you can't prevent all accidents you shouldn't prevent any. Pussies.
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Something is seriously wrong with this country. It says the suspect fled the scene and is still at large. Then they say she is a 5'5, heavyset woman.
You mean to tell me no one in an NYC subway can catch a fat chick?
or you know, maybe people dont have to stand RIGHT next to the edge (I'm guilty of this)
Obama needs to get out in front of this, it is an obvious and easy political opportunity to ban evil subway trains. I expect some grandstanding post haste, along with weeks of media coverage that talks about everything but the real problem of mental illness.
I knew someone was going to say something like this. Obviously there is a need for safety precautions in certain areas... But when does it end? The same people who push others onto tracks are just as likely to push people on a crowded sidewalk into traffic. You cant prevent everything.
How much do you think it's going to cost to put up guards at every subway stop in NYC and every other city? You think that some very isolated incidents/accidents warrant that kind of action? I really don't - and I'm assuming the people who rely on those systems would agree (since it would inevitably cause large fare increases too).
Gun owners, i'm sorry, but until people start shoving entire classes of school children or 30 some college kids in front of trains, i find your "gun ban inspired" mocking of these train incidents to be absolutely fucking stupid.
I always move back at least five feet when the train is coming into the station. The odds of some nutjob pushing me or someone falling into me and bumping me are incredibly small, but moving back is worth it considering the cost of the 1 in a million chance something would happen.
I think the next step is obvious: ban subways
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
They can't ban subways. How would Jared Fogle keep to his diet?
saw that coming after I posted it
Let me know the next time someone breaks into a school and uses a subway train to kill 20 kids. Tia.
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You're comparing a traffic accident in a borderline third world country to an intentional mass homicide? Okkkk
Yep...can't prevent everything so better to do nothing. Good logic there. Amazing how cities like London and Paris can figure it out but we can't.
Yep. And obviously there's no way to account for every single contingency. But you sure as hell can account for an awful lot of it. You'll always get a sick bastard who has access to stuff that's illegal, in china they just had some wacko knife a bunch of kids. But you know what? All those kids went home at the end of the day after being treated for the knife wounds, while those kids in Connecticut didn't have that luxury of "just some wounds that needed a doctors attention".
Why not install "cow catchers" like the old trains used to have on them. If a cow was on the tracks, it would prevent the cow from being run over by the wheels.
Can't we do the same for people?
The victim must have been shocked that someone would do that. Mental health evaluation in this country has really gone off the rails, though.
Some people wouldn't visit the doctor or a mental health professional with their problems unless threatened with jail-time. Most of these people don't want/don't seek help. But if you want to move toward a police state for everyone in the hope that maybe, a few lives might be saved, more power to you.
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